Imphal, Aug 3 (PTI) Journalists protested in Imphal on Thursday by ceasing their work, alleging that senior editor W Shyamjai was harassed by the NIA.
Members of All Manipur Working Journalists Union (AMWJU), Editors Guild Manipur (EGM) and Manipur Hill Journalists Union (MHJU) staged a sit-in protest in the Keisampat area from 10 am to 4 pm.
Shyamjai, the editor-in-chief of evening daily Kangleipakki Meira, was summoned by the NIA to its office on August 2 at 10 am “over alleged involvements of two other journalists aiding the underground groups”, the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) said in a statement.
Shyamjai, the president of AMWJU, was kept in a small room without being interacted to till noon and was then asked “unrelated” questions regarding underground groups, it said.
The interrogation went on till 5 pm, and according to Shyamjai, he was also “intimidated” by NIA officers the next day, the statement alleged.
Protesting against the “harassment”, the press organisations submitted a memorandum to Governor La Ganesan and Chief Minister N Biren Singh. They urged the governor and the chief minister to ensure that journalists are not harassed any further. PTI CORR SOM
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