All India Radio Delhi’s stop to Punjabi news bulletin flayed

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Aug 20, 2016 19:31 IST
SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar. (HT File Photo)

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has condemned the All India Radio (AIR) Delhi centre’s decision to discontinue Punjabi news bulletin under its regional languages section.

In a press release issued here, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar said, “The AIT is citing the shortage of staff as an excuse for the move. Discontinuing the Punjabi news bulletin is an injustice with Punjabi-speaking population in Delhi that comprises 35%.”

“Punjabi as a language is getting recognition across the world, but in our own country, it is being maltreated,” he said. Makkar has urged information and broadcasting minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to roll back the decision.

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