More than thousand media employees in eastern India, who worked for newspapers and news channels owned by Saradha group of companies, suddenly lost their jobs after the collapse of the group in April, 2013, a statement by AAMEF said here.

The statement said that most of them did not receive their salaries for two to three months before the closure.

"In Assam, over 300 media employees of Bengali daily Sakalbela and English daily Seven Sisters’ Post were yet to receive three months’ salaries when the newspapers closed down," the statement said.

AAMEF, an umbrella organization of various Assam-based media organizations, appealed to Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for taking personal interest in compensating the media employees at the earliest.

(Agencies)

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