Imphal: Security forces and police have been
deployed at the premises of some major media houses in poll-bound Manipur following threat from militant outfits, official sources said Wednesday.
Sources said a militant outfit placed a powerful
China-made hand grenade at the main door of a vernacular daily, `Naharolgi Thoudang` (The role of youth) on January 2 with a letter stating `This is the last warning. Next time there will be an explosion`.
Protesting against the incident, the All Manipur Working
Journalists` Union (AMWJU) called for an emergency meeting of
editors and senior journalists yesterday during which they
appealed to the government to provide security to the other
media houses too, an AMWJU spokesman said today.
He said the Union has urged the state government to
provide security to the other media houses.
Militant outfit Kangleipak communist Party-Military
Council (Lanchen Chanu group) had claimed that they placed the
grenade before the gate of `Naharolgi Thoudang.`
Official and AMWJU sources said various militant outfits
have been disturbing the media houses in Manipur over the
years demanding that their press releases should be published
without editing which the scribes could not accept.