Imphal: Manipur Hill Journalists’ Union (MHJU) condemns in the strongest term the bombing attack on the twin offices of Poknapham and The People’s Chronicles, located at the heart of Imphal on February 13.
Owing to its role and importance, press/media is regarded as the fourth estate or fourth pillar of democracy and such a savage act on media house in this age is totally uncalled for. MHJU consider such a cowardly act as attack on journalism and media fraternity and warned the culprits to refrain from such act in future, the journalist body said.
It urged the concerned authority to book the culprits and give befitting punishment as per law. It expressed its solidarity to the staff of Poknapham and The People’s Chronicles and further re-affirm its stand for media fraternity of the state and national level.
MHJU appreciated the steps taken in connection with this incident by AMWJU and EGM and support the call for 48 hours cease work strike. All publications under MHJU will cease until further notice, it said.