The Maharashtra Government on Thursday gave its nod for the most significance development for the safety of journalists in the state. In the meeting yesterday, the cabinet cleared the draft bill on Journalists protection Act. The act once passed will be of great help for journalists, who are often beaten up or even killed while they follow a story.
In the last four years, 377 journalists and 52 media houses have been attacked. Against which many journalists have raised their voices, Also, the demand for Journalists protection Act was being done for a long time. On Thursday, this bill was finally approved by the state cabinet. After approval from the Cabinet, this bill can be presented on the sidelines on Friday.
After meeting with journalist Sudhir Suryavanshi in Navi Mumbai, journalists met with CM to protest against it.