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State editors' guild condemns Manipur journalist's 1-yr detention under NSA

The District Magistrate of Imphal had ordered detention of the journalist on November 27 allegedly after he uploaded videos criticising the BJP-led governments in Manipur

Press Trust of India  |  Imphal 

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The All Working Journalists' Union (AMWJU) and Editors' Guild (EGM) Tuesday condemned the detention of under the stringent Security Act (NSA).

In a joint special general body meeting held on Tuesday at the Press Club, here both AMWJU and EGM condemned the detention of Wangkhem under NSA, said a press release issued by Sukham Nanda, the general secretary of AMWJU.

The District Magistrate of Imphal West had ordered detention of the 39-year-old who works for a local TV channel, on November 27 allegedly after he uploaded videos criticising the BJP-led governments in Manipur and the Centre for observing Rani Jhansi's birth anniversary.

Wangkhem will remain in detention for 12 months, according to a Manipur government order which said his activities were "prejudicial to the security of the state and maintenance of public order".

First Published: Tue, December 25 2018. 21:50 IST
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