Bangalore, Dec 16: Protesting against the indifferent attitude of Mumbai daily newspaper, DNA, city hawkers from past have stopped distribution of the newspaper from three days. DNA had imposed a condition on the hawkers that they have to pay one rupee before buying the newspaper. Such a condition of the newspaper has raged the hawkers in the city.
"DNA newspaper is already charging Rs 300 as annual subscription fee. Our job is to distribute newspaper and get the service charge and not buying the newspaper and do business. No other newspaper has done this," laments Bangalore Newspaper Distribution Worker.
"After selling a newspaper to a customer, it is against the law to extort money from us," says Bangalore Daily Newspaper Distribution Association President, Prakash questioned.
"Newspaper hawkers are also our business partners and that is why we are asking money," says DNA Marketing head, Thontadarya. He also accepts that there is neither a written document nor any proof for this.
DNA newspaper has not reached the readers from past three days and will continue to remain so till Wednesday, Dec 17.