Hand grenade hurled inside Poknapham daily office in Imphal

Strongly condemning the attack, the Editors Guild Manipur and the AMWJU resolved to immediately halt all news publications as a mark of protest.


(PHOTO: IFP)

Miscreant hurled hand grenade inside the office of Poknapham and its sister publication People's Chronicle daily office situated at Keishampat, Imphal, Manipur on Saturday. However, no damage was caused as the grenade failed to explode, the media house said.

Strongly condemning the "cowardly attack", the Editors Guild Manipur and the All Manipur Working Journalist Union (AMWJU) held an emergency meeting soon after the attack and resolved to immediately halt all news publications, including electronic media, as a mark of protest.

The media fraternity has decided to organise a protest followed by a meeting on Sunday to decide on further course of action to be taken against such attacks on media.

Editor of Poknapham, A Robindro Sharma, condemning the bomb attack in the strongest term, said the paper has not received any kind of threat or warning from any individual or group during the past days.

While no group or individuals have own responsibility for the attack yet, Sharma appealed to the person or group responsible to not repeat such a life threatening act. He also asked the person or group responsible for the act to provide clarification regarding the incident.

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