Hyderabad: Following the demise of NTV reporter Mohammed Zameeruddin, whereas masking the floods brought about on account of incessant rains in Telangana, journalists’ associations within the metropolis have been demanding that the state authorities present compensation to his household.
The Hyderabad Previous Metropolis Journalists Union, Previous Metropolis Reporter’s Affiliation and Previous Metropolis Digital Media Reporters Affiliation demanded that the state present an ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh to the household of Telugu information channel reporter, a double bed room home and a authorities job to a member of the family.
Numerous reporters additionally gathered at Charminar to organise a candlelight tribute to Zameer who was washed whereas masking the floods brought about on account of incessant rains within the state on July 12.
Zameer, a local of Jagityal district died after his automotive was washed away in heavy floods at Ramojipet Bhupathipur Street whereas he was returning after masking a rescue operation by catastrophe administration groups within the flood-affected areas of Jagtiyal.
His physique was recovered by rescue groups on Friday following which his funeral was held at his native place the identical afternoon.
“The journalists, reporters, Youtubers and line reporters/ scribes are taking part in a valorous function in masking the continued pure catastrophe within the state by risking their lives. Repeatedly all are serving to the administration with field-level data to assist plan rescue operations and provoke security measures,” mentioned a press notice from the associations.
As all know area stage reporters, in contrast to personnel of police, hearth service, and income, catastrophe administration groups do not need the tools or security gear to look at their very own security and utterly rely upon their very own destiny and public blessings for survival,” they added.
The reporters have additionally demanded that in view of their relentless and selfless service to society, the state authorities, company firms, enterprise homes, political events, public representatives, senior authorities officers and Non-Governmental Organizations come ahead and supply monetary help to assist the households of those that are killed or undergo life-threatening accidents whereas masking assignments.
The journalists’ affiliation additionally requested the administration of N TV Channel to increase all potential monetary help to the household of the deceased journalist Zameeruddin and discover the choice of paying them a yr’s wage aside from different financial advantages.
The scribes additionally suggested the media fraternity to not take any undue threat to cowl information or movies throughout pure calamities.