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Tiranga TV fires more than 200 employees, confiscates equipment

Barkha Dutt took to Twitter to share the plight of the journalists.

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MUMBAI: Kapil Sibal-led Tiranga TV has allegedly fired more than 200 employees and has confiscated their equipment as tweeted by senior journalist Barkha Dutt. Earlier, some employees had made similar allegations against the channel and had conducted a silent protest at the Press Club in Delhi on 3 July.

It has also been alleged that the fired employees weren’t presented with fair remuneration at the time of their exit.

In a series of tweets, Dutt has slammed Sibal and his wife for their unprofessional conduct towards the journalists. “Wife, (Promila Sibal) who ran a meat factory, says loudly in the workplace, "I shut down factory withut giving a paisa to labour, who are these journalists to ask for 6 months salary." Her labour should have been paid better, but her disparaing remarks of journalists is sickening (sic),” she wrote.

She added that she is being told that Sibal and  his wife want to use the incumbent government as an excuse to shadow the events. Tiranga TV senior editor assignment Sushil Kotian, in an earlier interaction with Indiantelevision.com, had also denied the role of the government in the sudden shutdown.

Dutt went on to reveal that she is being threatened with a defamation suit for fighting for the rights of the staff of the channel.

Here is the complete thread:

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