Lucknow: Hundreds of journalists and social workers in the capital staged a sit-in demanding the government’s help to the minor children of the late journalist Murali Manohar Saroj from the Yogi government.
Recently, in an accident on the Agra Yamuna Expressway, five family members including Lucknow journalist Murali Manohar Saroj and his wife lost their lives.
After the untimely demise of Saroj, his two minor children were orphaned. The incident has passed for three weeks. The Yogi government of the state is also aware of this accident. Despite this, there is some kind for the orphaned children of the late journalist from the state government Assurance or support is not provided.
It is clear from this that how much the Yogi government is worried about the journalists and their families, who are called the fourth pillar of the country.
A memorandum was sent to the Yogi government through the district administration by holding a sit-in at the dharna site located at Eco Garden, Lucknow, under the banner of Indian Journalist and Human Rights Council.
Jitendra Bahadur Singh, the Indian Journalist and National President of the Human Rights Council, who led the strike, said that after this tragic incident, there are very limited options left for the future life of two children of the late journalist Murali Manohar Saroj. l
He said that there is an urgent need that the state government should come forward spontaneously in the role of the guardian of these two orphaned children, to make complete arrangements for the education, government jobs and lump sum compensation.
The national president demanded from the Yogi government that social security, maintenance and health related problems of these orphaned children should be resolved respectfully.
In the memorandum sent through the district administration by the institution, there has been a major demand.
1- The state government should make a government arrangement for free education up to the graduation level of the minor children of the late journalist Murli Manohar Saroj in view of human sentiments.
2- After the completion of education, issue an order to reserve a government job for both children from now and to give a one-time compensation of one crore rupees for the diagnosis of social security, maintenance and health problems of children.
Jitendra Bahadur Singh, Tanveer Ahmed Siddiqui, SK Dwivedi, Sanjay Azad, Laik Ahmed, Dayashankar Shastri, Sonali Gupta, Zoya, Rahul Saini, Lal Mani Yadav, Rahul Saini along with Indian journalists and Human Rights Council members Hundreds including Gyan Agnihotri, Devraj, Neeraj Srivastava, Surendra Prajapati, Amit Saini, Musheer Ahmed, Ravindra Pal, Ashish, Pritam, Virendra Mishra, Dheeraj Sharma, Lavkush Singh, Devendra Kumar, Madhu, Rizwan, Anjani Shrivass, Sandeep Pandey, Amit Srivastava. A number of journalists and philanthropists joined.
Expressing heartfelt condolences to the deceased journalist and his family members in this tragic incident, he has made a poignant appeal to the state to provide immediate assistance to his two children.
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