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Bhopal: Bill providing socio-economic security to journalists passed


Bhopal: The students of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication unanimously passed bill providing economical and societal security to the journalists. The students were playing the role of government and opposition party during the student parliament organised at university auditorium on Tuesday. The student parliament was organised by university and Pandit Kunjilal Dubey Rasthriya Sansadiya Vidyapeeth after a break of two years.

During the discussion, the students emphasised the need for extending security cover to journalists. They said that the bill would strengthen fourth estate.

The students also discuss the matters related to women safety and empowerment, health and other social issues during the question hour. The opposition posed strong arguments before the students playing the government’s role on issue of sanitary napkins, women reservation, inter-caste and inter-religion marriages and demonetisation. The opposition moved an adjournment motion on Kasganj violence, which fell because of their less strength. The opposition staged a walk-out after motion fell.

The student parliament commenced after the address of Tejas Thakur playing role of President. Tejas in his address said that government has decided to attain the growth rate in double digits. “Core issues on which government will work with priority include making farming a profitable profession, employment, developing roads, providing drinking water. The people have commended the work one under Beti-Bachao and Beti Padhao schemes,” he said. In all, 30 university students took part.