Skip to content Skip to navigation

Demo against cheap journalism

In a recent attempt at moral policing, an Assamese News channel- Pratidin Times, depicted a news item in a voyeuristic fashion and compared women to monkeys. This led to a public outcry and a mass condemnation across social media and elsewhere.

A spontaneous peaceful gathering protesting against this was halted by the police on Sunday, before it even started. The protestors were detained as a 'prohibitory arrest' and were stopped from further assembly. We strongly condemn the arrest by the authorities. The rampant moral policing by media in public as well as private spaces has been continuing unabated in the Assamese Media. No attempt has been made to counter this menace.

An attempt is now being made to collaborate with different like minded organisations, collectives, individuals and take further action in a more systematic manner. We invite like minded groups and individuals to join us in this struggle. 


In solidarity:

Ankur Tamuliphukan 

Bornali Pathak 

Pragati Kalita 

Shivalal Gautam 

Abhishek Chakraborty 

Aneesha Goswami 




Banamallika Choudhury 

Nasif Ahmed 

Gayatri Bhuyan 

Nuzhat Nasreen 

Prakash Das 

Bitopi Dutta 

Prince Dihingia 

Jahnabi Goswami 

Debika Chakraborty 

Banashree Barman 

Preeta Brahma 

Monikongkona Sarma

Author info

AT News's picture

Assam Times Staff.

Add new comment

Random Stories

MLA Gurujyoti Das adrresses the public at Mangaldai Idgah

Eid celebration gathers momentum

7 Jul 2016 - 2:06pm | AT News
Defying an inclement weather the Muslim in Assam celebrated Eid amid much pomp and gaiety along with their counterparts across the globe on Thursday. Incessant rains heavily disrupted the community...

Race Starts for ONGC Top Job

13 Jun 2007 - 5:30am | editor
Some 28 candidates will apply for the top job at ONGC. A search panel headed by the Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB) Chairman, Mr N.K. Sinha, held interviews on June 5-6 to select the...

Maintain calm: Gogoi to people

12 Aug 2012 - 3:03am | editor
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has condemned the Mumbai violence and asked people to maintain calm. Talking to reporters in Guwahati after the violent protest in Mumbai, she talked his Maharashtra...