New Delhi: Journalist Pawan Jaiswal, who exposed the lunch program scandal in Uttar Pradesh in 2019, has died without treatment after battling cancer.
Pawan Jaiswal has videotaped the abuse of a primary school in Jamalpur area of Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, by filming school children eating salted chapati bread under a lunch program. In response, action was taken against the responsible teacher and the Gram Panchayat Superintendent of the school.
Also, a case has been registered against journalist Pawan Jaiswal for defaming the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath regime. Following that, Pawan had given an explanation on his behalf.
“I have been informed several times about the abuse in the school lunch program. Before going to the school on the day of the incident, I called an education official and told him that I was going to the school concerned. Following the recording of the video, I spoke to a local journalist. , Suspended those involved, but the case has been filed against me. ” Various press associations subsequently condemned the state government’s move.
In this case, he was diagnosed with oral cancer. He continued to receive treatment. He had sought the help of some political leaders, including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, for financial assistance for his treatment last month. He died today (Thursday) without any treatment.
This is Pawan Jaiswal, the #Mirzapur reporter who broke the roti + salt in mid day meal story. He has been booked by @mirzapurpolice for allegedly conspiring against the UPGovt . In this video he reiterates he reported what he saw. NdIndEditorsGuild please take cognizance! pic.twitter.com/5mU47uufAo
– Alok Pandey (alok_pandey) September 2, 2019