Sikkim media condemns killings of NE journalists

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Gangtok, Nov 25 (UNI) Press Club of Sikkim (PCS) today strongly condemned the recent brutal murder of two Northeastern journalists working in Manipur and Assam on November 17 and November 20 by unidentified anti-people forces.

Konsam Rishikanta, a trainee sub-editor of The Imphal Free Press, an English daily of Manipur had been shot dead on November 17.

A week later, Jagit Saika, a Korkarjhar-based journalist associated with a vernacular Assam daily, Amar Asom was shot dead at his hometown on November 22.

In an emergency meeting today, PCS observed a one minute silence to condole the death of the two journalists working in Northeast region.

The meeting was held under the chairmanship of senior journalist Amar Katuwal. PCS general secretary Bhim Rawat and other journalists were also present.

After observing the silence PCS passed a resolution strongly condemning the brutal killings and expressed its heartfelt condolences for the family members of the deceased journalists.

PCS further expressed solidarity with the media fraternity of the Northeast and appealed to the concerned State governments to intervene into the matter and ensure protection of mediapersons working in the region. The body also appealed them to take action against those behind the killings at the earliest.

PCS further urged the Press Council of India to take strong measures for the protection of Northeast journalists.


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