Aruchal Press fraternity condemns attack on media persons


ITAGAR, Feb 17: The Aruchal Press Club (APC), Aruchal Pradesh Union of Working Jourlists (APUWJ) and Aruchal Electronic Media Association (AEMA) strongly condemned the attack on jourlists at the Patiala House court in the tiol capital on February 15 last.

This is tantamount to an attack on the freedom of the Press and there is a need for strong action against those who were involved in the incident, said APUWJ and AEMA in joint press statement.

“We are appalled by the manhandling of jourlists outside an institution that is a symbol of morality and all that is good with humanity. Such constant attack on the media is an alarming trend that needs to be collectively condemned by one and all, not just by those in the Press,” the statement said. If the Press should have to live in constant fear, it will be the death knell of democracy, it said and the perpetrators of the cowardly and fatical attack must be brought to justice.

“We stand by our fraternity members in solidarity during this time of ordeal,” the organisations added.

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