IMPHAL, Aug 25: The All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union has condemned the incident of a State CID personnel impersonating as a journalist and distributing a press conference called by the Joint Committee on implementation of ILPS in Manipur on August 24.
According to the Union, the incident amounts to attacking the moral and ethical grounds enjoyed by the PRESS as well as infringing on the rights and privileges of the journalists. The Union has appealed to all concerned agencies/authorities not to indulge in these sorts of activities that may tarnish the image of a free and objective PRESS in the State.
It has also appealed to the State Home Department authority not to deploy CID personnel permanently at the Manipur Press Club premises, it said.
A statement of the Union also notified to all its member that it has made arrangement for providing petrol to the working journalists at Singjamei NRL Nes Imphal City 3 Petrol Pump at Waikhom Leikai on August 26 from 7 am onwards in view of the current fuel scarcity experienced in the State, it said.