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SAD (A) activists protest TV news channel blackout

Activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal-Amritsar (SAD-A) on Saturday staged a protest in front of the office of the deputy commissioner against the ‘suspension of services’ of Zee Punjabi news channel by a cable network.

punjab Updated: May 15, 2016 15:10 IST
HT Correspondent
Workers of the Shiromani Akali Sal (Amritsar) protesting against the suspension of services of Zee Punjabi news channel by a cable network in Bathinda on Saturday.
Workers of the Shiromani Akali Sal (Amritsar) protesting against the suspension of services of Zee Punjabi news channel by a cable network in Bathinda on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal-Amritsar (SAD-A) on Saturday staged a protest in front of the office of the deputy commissioner against the ‘suspension of services’ of Zee Punjabi news channel by a cable network.

The protesters raised slogans against the state government alleging that a cable mafia was working in the state that was preventing people from getting information critical of the government, which amounts to attack on the freedom of press.

District president of party Parminder Singh Balianwali said that the suspension of services of the channel was an attack on the freedom of press. The activists also submitted a memorandum to the Punjab governor through district administration in this regard.

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