Editors Guild of India has expressed serious concern to the recent bomb threat to IMPACT TV News Editor Yumnam Rupachandra by militants.
In a press statement the Guild condemn the violence and attack on media people by militants and called upon the Government of Manipur to arrest the culprits and give protection to journalists in the state.
Editor Yumnam Rupachandra Singh received death threats from a militant organisation and a bomb was found at the gate of his house on December 14 evening.
“All the newspapers in the state closed their publication on 16th December and not even a single newspaper hit the stands on 17th December. In their editions dated 16th December, they left the editorial space blank. All the Television news channels stopped their news broadcasts on that day to
protest against threat to the media, impinging on the freedom of the media”, the statement said.
Editors Guild of Manipur and other journalists and civil society organisations condemned the militant threats to editors and working journalists and demanded that security should be provided to them.