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This government is running an undeclared emergency – MLA Joykishan

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Nov 29,

Reacting to the detention of Television Journalist Wangkhemcha Kishorchand, after Chief Judicial Magistrate of Imphal West had released him on bail on November 26, Congress MLA Khumukcham Joykishan today said that the present government is running an undeclared emergency.

Joykishan who always share the difficulties of the media fraternity, today visited the family of Wangkhem Kishorchand, at Keishamthong Moirang Ningthou Leirak and met his wife W. Ranjita to enquire about the matter today afternoon.

“Is it the government who does not respect the law or is it Kishorchand which is unconstitutional”, Joykishan said.

Joykishan called the government as unconstitutional as it still fails to take action against MLAs which have violated the provision of the constitution of India.

Kishorchand who was arrested on seditious and obscene language charges under section 124-A/294/500 of the IPC was released on bail after the Chief Judicial Magistrate finds the video which Kishorchand uploaded through social media did not attract the section 124-A and that the section 294 and 500 are bailable offence.

The very day Kishorchand was re-arrested without giving any information to the family members.

“We do not know why my husband has been arrested after being released by the honourable court as we were not handed over any arrest warrant, neither told any reason for the arrest”, Ranjita told MLA Joykishan in the presence of media person at her residence.

MLA Joykishan while talking to the media persons said that there is no doubt Kishorchand used some slang words and for that court already punished but released as those offence are bailable.

The MLA also blamed the government for not respecting the judiciary and the constitution of India which guarantee freedom of speech under article 19 of the Indian Constitution.

“If the government felt that whoever speaks against them will be arrested than I am also a persons who speaks and criticize the government for their misdeed”, Jokishan said and declared – “Come and arrest me for talking against your government”.

He also said that 90% of the journalists are against the detention of the journalist but they too remained silent due to fear of unwanted consequences.

“While talking to many of the journalist they said they have family and do not want to raise their voice even as they knew it was wrong”, Jokishan added.

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