No newspaper in Manipur after editor arrest
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 30, 2010, 13:17
  
Imphal: No newspaper was published in Manipur on Thursday in protest against the arrest of the editor of a vernacular daily for alleged militant links.

A Mobi, editor of 'Sanaleibak', was arrested last night for his alleged connection with the militant outfit Kangleipak Communist Party-Tabungba group (KCP-T) and two mobile phones and Rs 50,000 in cash seized from him, the police said.

Stating that Mobi had no connection with militants, the All Manipur Working Journalists' Union (AMWJU), condemned his arrest and demanded his immediate release. Mobi is the vice-president of AMWJU.

Earlier, six editors of local dailies were called by a militant outfit for a 'meeting' and kept them in their custody for some days. This did not mean that the editors had connection with the militant outfit, the spokesman said.

Journalists in Manipur were threatened by the militant outfits for not publishing their statements and this had led to non-publication of newspapers on various occasions.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, December 30, 2010, 13:17


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