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PCI seeks details over restricting media movement in North Block


By NewsGram Staff Writer

The Press Council of India (PCI) has sought details from the government over its order of restricting media activities around North Block and prohibiting journalists from any interaction with the Ministry officials. Earlier in a directive, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had limited the rights of media personnel and applied various conditions in the coveted North Block.

On July 23rd in its directive, MHA had appointed ADG (Media) as the single point of contact for all kinds of public matters and clarifications sought by media. The order also stated that all communications would be restricted to Media Room No. 9 in North Block. It also bounds media persons to interact or meet any official in Media Room only.

PCI showing concern over this issue has solicited a reply from the Information & Broadcasting Ministry which governs the body facilitating media access, Press Information Bureau. On Thursday, Justice (retd) Chandramauli Kumar Prasad, Chairperson PCI said that they have asked for government’s perspective in this issue.

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Around 400 people walk for corruption free PCI

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Kolkata: Around 400 people on Friday joined hands for a walk here, in a bid to speed up the process of reconstituting the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) and have a clean and corruption-free organisation. A recent fiasco at the national para games in Ghaziabad where 800 para-athletes were deprived of good food, lodging and disability accessibility services, led to the suspension of the PCI. But since then, for the last four months, there have been no concerns over reforming the committee.
The walk was organised by Civilian Welfare Foundation (CWF), an organisation working for the rights of disabled people and para-athletes. Disability schools including Manovikas Kendra, Mobility India, Morning Glory joined in the venture. Football fan clubs that came in were FIIOB, Chelsea India Supporter Club, Die Hard East Bengal. Amitie Trust came in with a lot of support and CRY members were present too.
Para-athletes who joined the event were Balwinder Singh and Aditya Tiwari from Uttar Pradesh, Rubia, Saheb Hussain and Alok Das. The Bengal Paralympic Swimming Association joined in too. Devika Malik, a queens award recipient, also took part. The event was also supported by comedian and radio jockey Mir. The walk also dealt with the issue of participation of women athletes in para sports. Till now, no Indian woman athlete has competed in the Paralympic Games.


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