Journalists from Sakshi TV, Sakshi newspaper and other media houses participated in the protest march

Hyderabad journos protest black-out of Sakshi TV by Andhra government Facebook/Journalist Club
news Protest Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 18:04

Journalists in Hyderabad on Wednesday took out a rally from Somajiguda press club to Raj Bhavan, condemning the blockage of Sakshi TV channel by the Andhra Pradesh state government.

The protest march was led by journalists from Sakshi TV, Sakshi newspaper and other media houses. 

Displeased with media coverage of the Kapu agitation, the Andhra Pradesh government had ordered operators across Andhra Pradesh to block Sakshi News and No. 1 News channels.

Read: â€˜Undemocratic’: AP govt blocks Jagan-owned Sakshi News channel

The channels were blocked soon after they telecast Kapu leader and ex-Minister Mudragada Padmanabhan’s indefinite fast demanding implementation of Kapu reservations.

After the rally, journalists from all over Hyderabad submitted a memorandum to governor E.S.L. Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan. Several senior journalists and Indian Journalist Union (IJU) leaders participated in the rally and vowed to continue the protest till the channels are allowed to operate again.

Devulapalli Amar, Leader Indian Journalists Union (IJU) leader told media that ''this issue will be pursued with the Press Council of India''.