GUWAHATI, Dec 21: Expressing strong resentments over the militants’ threat to an Imphal based television editor, the Jourlists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has urged the Manipur government led by Okram Ibobi Singh to take immediate & appropriate actions against the culprits, a press release stated.
The Assam based jourlist organization also extended moral supports to the agitating Manipur jourlists, who have been raising voices against the diktat of armed militants. According to the local media outlets, a newly floated militant group med KCP-MJC had been threatening the editors for not providing space for its press statements. Lately the outfit planted a bomb at the residential gate of Yumm Rupachandra, editor of Impact Television, a local cable news channel. The editor was also threatened by the outfit through a telephonic conversation recently for not using their press statements. The JFA, in a statement issued by its president Rupam Barua and secretary va Thakuria, has denounced the militants for their audacity to dictate the media and called upon the jourlists of Manipur to get united against the banned armed outfits. It also appealed to the Manipur civil society groups to stand behind the media persons at the time of crisis.