9th Jul 2017 10:07:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Jul 9:The Indian Journalists Union (IJU) condemned the attack on senior journalist and Associate Editor of a local daily, Ranjit Sinha near the heavily guarded Civil Secretariat in Itanagar on July 6 night.

In a statement released on Sunday, Indian Journalists Union (IJU) president SN Sinha, Secretary General Amar Devulapalli and Press Council of India member K Amarnath expressed concern over the increasing attacks on journalists in North Eastern states. They said "Several journalists were attacked in the volatile region in the last few years and not even a single culprit was arrested leave alone punishing the attackers. This impunity is a cause of grave concern and this impacts freedom of press. We demand that the state government should immediately take steps to arrest the culprits not only in this case but in all cases of attacks on journalists".

The statement said that the union has already written to Press Council of India Chairman Justice CK Prasad to take suo motu cognisance of the case and take steps for the safety of journalists in Arunachal Pradesh.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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