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AMWJU, EGM condemn assault on reporter

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IMPHAL, Feb 26: The All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) and Editors’ Guild Manipur (EGM) have condemned the recent brutal assault of a reporter by armed miscreants.

The armed miscreants physically assaulted Kumar Nongthombam, a reporter of Image TV, a Kakching based local cable network at his rented room at Wangkhei of Imphal East district on the February 23.

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AMWJU and EGM on Sunday alleged that the reporter had been taken away by the armed miscreants after being assaulted physically.

The reporter was later handed over to two members of a civil society organisation.

According to the victim, unidentified armed miscreants forcibly entered his room, assaulted him without any provocation and discarded his press credentials into the fire.

He was blindfolded and beaten up while being taken to the DM University campus. He was released in the wee hours of February 24. He was admitted to the Raj Medicity for treatment.

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The AMWJU and EGM, while denouncing the attack on the reporters, said that while journalists often face risks in their line of duty, Kumar’s ordeal transcended the professional hazards.

The joint statement further urged all concerned to refrain from such egregious acts in the future. If necessary, the two bodies may be compelled to boycott the organisation involved in the case. (NNN)

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