JFA welcomes NCW move for lady scribe

Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) welcomes the move of
National Commission for Women (NCW) to issue a show-cause notice to a
city based satellite news channel for forcing a reporter to resign
because she was pregnant. The forum also agrees with NCW that the
channel management had shown an insensitive attitude towards the
scribe, who worked there for over a decade.

Days back, expressing deep shock and concern ‘at the manner in which
Guwahati based journalist Ranjita Rabha was forced to resign from her
position in Prag News’, the Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI)
called upon the NCW and the State Commission for Women to take suo
moto cognizance of the issue.

Many other organizations namely Indian Journalist Union, North East
Network, Asom Mahila Sangha, Sadou Asom Pragatisheel Naari Santha,
Assam unit of Students’ Federation of India, State unit of All India
Democratic Women’s Association, etc also criticized the channel
management asserting that her case showed the violation of rights and
entitlements of working women as envisaged in the Constitution.

Taking a serious note of the incident many senior journalists, who are
not associated with local news channels, sought intervention Assam
chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal ensuring justice for the scribe.
JFA, along with them, believes that the incident would send a wrong
signal against the recruitment of women in offices and it would
finally jeopardize the campaign for women’s empowerment in India.

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Forcing to resign because of pregnancy: Assam news channel’s way

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