JFA demands fair distribution of flats
Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) demands a fair distribution
of flats, developed by Assam State Housing Board, to media persons
so that the real needy families get the opportunity instead of
continued possession by rich personnel including the
editor-journalists. The forum also insists on affidavits by the
housing flat owners declaring that they don’t have private houses in
“It is understood that many affluent media personalities have been
occupying the affordable housing flats in various parts of the city.
Once the housing flat owners become wealthy to buy properties
(including luxurious apartments), they should abandon the housing
flats so that more needy families can get those,” said JFA president
Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria.
The scribe’s forum argues that there is nothing wrong to acquire a
housing flat when one is looking for an affordable place to live in
the city, but once he or she becomes wealthier (to have private
apartments), it should be a general conscience to leave the affordable
flats so that it can be handed over to the most needy families.
Journalists should show the gesture first, added the statement.
“The concerned authority must take an initiative to identify those
wealthy housing flat owners (if necessary, an affidavit by them can be
asked to submit) to recover those flats meant for low income
families,” said the JFA statement, adding that State chief minister
Himanta Biswa Sarma should formulate relevant policies so that the
new-found rich owners have to abandon their old housing flats
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