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AMWJU special general body meeting condemn detention of Kishorechandra under NSA

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Imphal, Dec 26,

A special general body meeting of AMWJU convened yesterday in the wake of the series of criticism from sections of people to the seemingly silence of the journalists fraternity to the detention of Kishorechandra Wangkhemcha under NSA has clarified crystal clear that there is no difference of opinion with whoever concern with the detention as the All Manipur Working Journalists Union (AMWJU) regarding the slapping of National Security Act (NSA) to the journalist.

“This meeting unanimously resolved to reiterate the resolutions adopted by the standing committee of the Union held on December 21, 2018 which condemned the detention of Kishorechandra under the National Security Act (NSA), by the state government”. The General body meeting however condemned the offensive words used by the journalist in his criticism of the state government and BJP leadership in a video posted in his facebook account. 

Regarding the letter wrote by the AMWJU President, Brozendro Ningomba to the Indian Journalists’ Union (IJU) in regard to the status of Kishorechandra and clarification on why the AMWJU, which fuel more criticism from more sections of people and students bodies, the special GB meeting also resolved to rectify the letter and sent another letter to the IJU, superseding the earlier letter by reiterating that the mother association shall not comment on any issue relating to an affiliated unit without first seeking its views.

The Special GB meeting of the AMWJU also took serious note of criticism by some student bodies over Kishorechandra’s issue in the social media and resolved to appeal to those bodies to discuss any issue relating to AMWJU rather than commenting on social media to ensure that no misunderstanding occurs in future.

The meeting also condemns the boycotting of some daily newspaper except this newspaper (Imphal Times) and Imphal Free Press by Manipur University Students’ Union in MU Campus but resolved to invite the MUSU representatives for discussion to remove any misunderstanding.

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

1 comment

  • raj
    raj Wednesday, 26 December 2018 20:48 Comment Link

    "special GB meeting also resolved to rectify the letter and sent another letter to the IJU, superseding the earlier letter "

    This is the outcome of those healthy opinions given in social media thereby change in the tone of AMWJU. Clear as crystal. WHAT IS RIGHT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS WRONG IS WRONG

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