Imphal, April 10,
After over four months in custody, Imphal based journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem finally walked out of the Sajiwa Central Jail today afternoon. Tears rolls down as he saw his wife Ranjita waiting in front of the Sajiwa Jail who had been fighting all the way to get justice.
“I thank my wife and all those friends from media, rights bodies and activist who have been fighting for me”, Kishorechandra said while talking to media.
Manipur High Court ordered the release of journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhem, who was detained under the National Security Act on Monday. He was arrested on sedition charges on November 21 for posting a Facebook video critical of Chief Minister N Biren Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He was booked under the National Security Act on November 27, and on December 13, a board set up to decide on such detentions approved a 12-month jail term for him. On December 20, Kishorchandra Wangkhem moved the High Court against his detention.
Speaking to media person he said that he had expressed his disappointment to the observation of Rani Jhansi as he felt that the state need to be focus more on the freedom fighters of the state who had laid down their life fighting for freedom, as there are demand from sections of people that such should be included in the curriculum in education.
He however apologise the people for using obscene words while expressing his disappointment through social media. But said that the whatever he expressed is for the people of the state.
Chingkheinganba has been a journalist for more than 4+ years and is popular among the team for his reporting style. In his spare time, he teaches kids from his locality. He and his parents reside in Singjamei Chingamakha Kshetri Leikai . He holds a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from Manipur University. Chingkheinganba is available via email at [email protected]
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raj Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:33 Comment Link
As a father myself, I can fathom the depth of happiness you are feeling and what your children might be feeling and your wife too. At the same time, you have learned something that PATIENCE is very important if you really want to achieve something. Wait for opportune time and express your views in a more polite and decent expression and also words which others will scratch their head to point fingers or find fault with your expression. It seems you have started your political journey but under law and under constitution of the land.