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AJWJU condemns assault on journalists

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All Jiribam Working Journalists’ Union (AJWJU) has strongly condemn the assault of three state journalists and the caretaker of Manipur Press Club on January 11 at around 9.30 pm near Keishamthong area by a person called Meishnam Dujon Singh (age about 30) son of M. Kulachandra of Keishamthong Top Leirak. In a press statement the journalists’ body urged the state government authority to give exemplary punishment to the accused with the law of the land. It also extended its support to any decision adopted by the All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union as well as the Editors Guild Manipur. Mention may be made that senior reporter of Sangai Express Athokpam Jiten sustain serious injury after the accused along with some of his friend assaulted him near Keishamthong bridge in front of police personnel who were assigned on duty at the site. Three other persons including senior journalist of Poknapham, RK Bulluraj, Senior journalist of Peoples’ Chronicles Sukham Nanda and care taker of Manipur Press Club L. Jashubanta also sustained minor injury during the deadly attack by Meishnam Dujon and his gang. Dujon was arrested by police on the same evening and was produced before Judicial Magistrate yesterday and police remanded him in custody for four days. Meanwhile, Athokpam Jiten is still undergoing treatment at JNIMS. He will be unable to eat for few days as doctor has to stitch five / six scars inside his mouth besides removing some of his teeth.

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