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Mizo scribes protest against attacks on them by Assam police

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

Scribes in organised sit-ins in the capital town of and seven district headquarters to protest against alleged attacks by police on their colleagues, including two lady journalists while they were on duty. The protests against the alleged police attack at on the inter-state border was held by the Journalists Association (MJA). MJA said, "The journalists were not only attacked with batons by the Policemen, but also fired at them." Seven scribes, two of them women, were injured in the incidents, he claimed and accused the Police of attacking the Mizo journalists despite being shown the press cards and told about their identities. The action by police took place on Thursday and Saturday last week when the scribes were covering the erection of a guest house by Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), the student apex body of the state, in district on a piece of land gifted to them by the widow of the first Ch Chhunga, Vantawl said. The two injured women journalists are of a private national TV channel and the AIR, he claimed.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 16:10 IST