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Press Trust of India  |  Diphu (Assam) 

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Official sources said the local student bodies stopped vehicles carrying the newspapers at Taralanghshu in the outskirts of the town and set them ablaze.

The police reached the spot and later controlled the situation.

In a protest meeting at the Diphu press club, journalists condemned the incident and demanded action against the culprits.

Rameswar Chauhan, Karbi Anglong district journalist union president, demanded that local should get prominence and urged on the editors of the state and national dailies to publish such news.

  

Student body burn newspapers in Assam town

Alleging that newspapers are not focusing on local issues, local student bodies burnt down copies of newspapers, both national and local, today in Karbi Anglong district headquarters of Diphu town.

Official sources said the local student bodies stopped vehicles carrying the newspapers at Taralanghshu in the outskirts of the town and set them ablaze.

The police reached the spot and later controlled the situation.

In a protest meeting at the Diphu press club, journalists condemned the incident and demanded action against the culprits.

Rameswar Chauhan, Karbi Anglong district journalist union president, demanded that local should get prominence and urged on the editors of the state and national dailies to publish such news.

  
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