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Janasadharan employees demand their dues

The employees of Janasadharan, an Assamese daily published simultaneously from Guwahati and Dibrugarh, demanded their dues as the management decided to close down its publication since November last year. Under the banner of Janasadharan Newspaper Employees Union, they addressed the media persons at Guwahati Press Club on Thursday morning and later participated in a demonstration in front of it.

It may be mentioned that the owner of the newspaper (former Congress minister Rockybul Hussain) in October 2016 expressed his inability to continue publishing the daily as the newspaper was losing readers rapidly. Later a closure notice, though without anybody’s signature, was also put on the office notice board. Since 19 November, the newspaper has not hit the stands.

Sonadhar Deka of the union argued that the editor (Dr Sivanath Barman) and managing editor (Bedabrat Bora) misguided the employees and escaped from their logical responsibilities. He asked the government authority to intervene in the mater and help the employees to get the compensations endorsed by the Majithia Wage Board guidelines.

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