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NFNE Supports Manipur Journalists’ Agitation, Urged Government To Act

National Federation of Newspapers Employees has extended moral support to the agitating journalists of Manipur, who have been demanding an unconditional release of an editor of a local daily. The media persons of the State under the banner of All Manipur Working Journalists Union pushed the authority for the release of Ahongsangbam Mobi Singh, editor of Sanaleibak, who was arrested by the police on December 27 for an alleged link with the militants.

Claiming that the charges against the editor are baseless, the Manipur journalists have taken the path of agitation on December 29 and since then no newspapers have been published. Even a local cable television network Information Service Television also stooped airing news since then.

Mobi Singh, who is the vice-president of AMWJU, was produced before an Imphal court same day and he was remanded to police custody till January 5.

NFNE secretary Nava Thakuria has also urged the O. Ibobi Singh government at Imphal  to take appropriate actions such that the journalists of the State can function with their wisdom and no way with any fear and dismay.

(Courtesy: Assam Times)

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