Reporters who had visited the Sangai festival for news coverage had been reportedly harrassed by the security personnel deployed at the festival site by not allowing them to pass the short cut route to the event sites. The matter has been seriously taken by the All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) and said that the matter will be put up to the notice of the Chief Minister. During a press meet held today at Manipur Press Club, President of AMWJU Wangkhemcha Shyamjai said that if the matter is not sorted out then the AMWJU may go to the extend of boycotting the Sangai Festival. He said that when the Journalists are having identity cards issued by the Directorate of Information of Public Relation after thorough verification by CID and other security force, why there is a need for issuing of another card for the Sangai festival. The President also expressed dissatisfaction for not consulting the AMWJU, which is the only body of the Journalists’ fraternity in Imphal for media management work.