Manipur Editors' Guild opposes militant diktat; decides to publish blank edit page

Vowing not to bow down to terror threats, journalists in Manipur have joined hands to oppose regular interference in their work by militant groups.

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Imphal, Dec 27: The Editors' Guild in Manipur on Monday decided to halt all media-related activities and publish blank editorial pages in protest against a hand grenade being found at the gates of an evening daily PANDM, located at at Wahengbam in Imphal West district.

The police said the Chinese-made grenade was suspected to be left behind by cadres of the banned KCP outfit.


The suspected militants also left a note, which read: "It is a new year gift to the paper of Manipur".

Protesting the bomb threat, the Editors' Guild decided in a meeting later in the day to stage a sit-in on Monday morning, resolved to stop all media-related activities and leave the editorial page blank for Monday's edition, said Guild president A Mubi.


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