Scribes protest threat by militants, stir enters 4th day

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Imphal, Mar 24 (UNI) An indefinite strike by the journalists here in protest against threats and intimidations to them by the proscribed Peoples United Liberation Front (PULF) entered its fourth day today.

The All Manipur Working Journalists Union (AMWJU) and Editors Forum Manipur (EFM) said the militant outfit used to threaten the scribes over publication of some items.

''They want us to publish only those items which were desired by them and they force us to do so,'' a senior journalist stated.

News services has been disrupted following the stir.

Even the local news and cable services have been suspended.

The AMWJU official said a meeting would be held on March 26 to discuss the issue and till then the journalists would continue their stir.

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