ULFA issues threats to news channel

   Mar 29, 8:28 pm

Guwahati, Mar 29 (ANI): Paresh Baruah led anti talk ULFA recently threatened a TV news channel, blaming it for projecting a wrong picture of the group.

"I don't think it is justified. We are in the middle of a crossfire going on between the government and the insurgent groups. We are in the middle and very vulnerable. At all times we must report freely and fearlessly of what's happening on the ground," said Raman Bora, content editor, news channel DY 365.

Media houses across the state have strongly condemned the threat. There are more than 30 newspapers, magazines, TV news channel s and other media houses in the region .

"We condemn threat from any insurgent groups because they are losing public support, so they are making nuisance from outside the country and they have nothing to do but just issuing threats and notices to make their presence felt. They have done nothing for the people living in this part of the country," said Nava Thakuria, President, Electronic Media Forum Assam.

Threats to media organizations have been issued in Assam and also in Manipur, where insurgents frequently threaten print organizations. There have been shutdowns, blank editorials, protests and other agitations in protest against these threats. For years the reporters and editors have been working under tremendous pressure in the region.

"Militants claim to be government themselves. They challenge the existing law and order authorities and we media persons are between them. It is like a clash between the two governments. We cannot violate our laws and also the laws of insurgents, because if we do we invite trouble for ourselves," said Pradip Phanjoubam, former editor, Imphal Free Press.

Insurgents have killed journalists and lobbed grenades outside their offices and houses. In spite of the threats, many journalists in the region have not bowed down to the insurgents. ( news.in" target="_blank">ANI)

Modi claims people have already voted out the Congress led UPA' Apr 23, 9:57 pm
New Delhi, Apr. 23 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi on Wednesday addresses supporters using 3D technology saying that there was no doubt that the voters have become so disenchanted that there is no chance for the Congress to come to power.
Full Story
Suresh K. Reddy appointed as India's first Ambassador to Indian Mission to ASEAN and East Asia Summit Apr 23, 9:57 pm
New Delhi, Apr.23 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Wednesday, appointed Suresh K. Reddy as the first Ambassador to the separate Indian Mission to ASEAN and East Asia Summit.
Full Story
BJP accuses Congress of avoiding top court's direction on black money Apr 23, 9:10 pm
New Delhi, Apr. 23 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday took a dig at the Congress party , for failing to abide by Supreme Court's directions to provide details of illegal money issue and set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT).
Full Story
China's Mayor calls for stronger commercial ties with India Apr 23, 9:10 pm
Kolkata, Apr. 23 (ANI): China's Mayor of Kunming city, Li Wenrong, on Wednesday, called for greater cooperation in the field of commerce and tourism between West Bengal and China's south western Yunnan province.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY