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Under threat from insurgents, newspapers in Manipur stop publication, launch 3-day strike

24-July-2010
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Under threat from insurgents, newspapers in Manipur stop publication, launch 3-day strike

The All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) is launching a three-day strike starting Saturday, July 24, 2010, in protest against the death threat to A Mobi, Editor, The Sanaleibak, and spokesperson of AMWJU.

The threat was made by a banned underground organisation over phone. The union has said that if the outfit does not tender an apology and revoke the threat, there will be more agitations. The protest is being held at Keishampat, which has become the permanent venue for protests by journalists, who have been often targeted by militants.

A few days ago, the newspapers had stopped publication for two days in protest against the abusive language and threats by the same militant group. And now, fresh threats were issued to the AMWJU spokesperson. On Friday night, Mobi could not return home for security reasons.

Patrolling in the area where the newspaper office is situated has been intensified. Armed policemen stood guard near the protest site. There were notices asking armed rebels not to victimise journalists. One notice asked the particular militant organisation to tender an apology and revoke the death threat. However, there has been no response from the militants.

Meanwhile, journalists who were staging a sit-in protest received an SMS from an Islamic militant outfit asking some editors to publish its press handout without fail.

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