Skip to content Skip to navigation

Un-civic behaviour towards journalists by GMC commissioner

Guwahati: Journalists Action Committee, Assam has demanded public apology from the commissioner of Guwahati Municipal Corporation for his unruly behaviour to a section of reporters on September 16 in his office.

Mentionable that a group of journalists, representing print and visual media went to the office of GMC commissioner to gather information regarding the demands from a group of 28 councilors of Asom Gana Parishad, Trinamul Gana Parishad, Bharatia Janata Party with few independent members. The councilors were unanimous while demanding the re-instating the public representative forum of GMC following a verdict by Gauhati High Court in this respect.

The JAC, a media rights body of Assam, alleges that on Tuesday, the GMC commissioner Manish Thakur not only chased the reporters, but also abused them with unparliamentarily words. He also threatened the reporters to kill by a pistol from one of his body guards. More surprisingly the IAS officer dragged one reporter to the nearby office of Senior Superintendent of Police, Guwahati. The reporters later lodged an FIR (case no 351/08 under section 506, 352) at Panbazar police station in the city.

"We demand public apology from the GMC commissioner within seven days for his un-civic behaviour towards the media persons. We have already sent a memorandum to the chief minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi today demanding an 'immediate interference' on the issue," said Prakash Mahanta, secretary, JAC.

Comments

Neekita Dewan Limboo's picture

Administrators should respect the press.

Pages

Add new comment

Random Stories

Rhino menace

29 Dec 2013 - 9:38pm | AT News
After Jorhat and Lakhimpur, yet another rhino pressed panic button in a tiny hamlet in Kaziranga. A local villager sustained injury when a wanton rhino attacked him near the national park. The...

Ugly face of Manipur violence

31 Aug 2015 - 11:06pm | AT News
Incidents after incidents of violence put Manipur on the boil. According to lcoals, four police commandos along with three other civilians died in a fresh orgy of violence in Manipur hours after the...

Gogoi vs Siddique

12 Jul 2014 - 8:32am | AT News
Its Tarun Gogoi versus Siddique Ahmed. Amid simmering dissidence against the chief minister and his minister for border area development are taking on each other. Gogoi on Friday alleged that the...

4 held in Nagaon incident

23 Aug 2017 - 11:53pm | AT News
The Nagaon police have arrested four traders charging them with assaulting the former rebels who were believed to have been raising fund to feed the flood hit people.  According to information...

Other Contents by Author

Acidity, generalized weakness and irregular bowels were diagnosed among the scribes, who attended a day long free health check up camp on Friday in the GNRC Dispur hospital. Organized by the GNRC Hospitals in association with Guwahati Press Club, the camp was attended by around 50 media persons.Dr Aparajita Barman and Dr Amit Dolley conducted the camp where the journalists were exposed to ECG, Blood Sugar check, Blood Pressure & weight check-up. Intense consultations with the doctors were also provided in the camp, where sister Kalpana and Th Khonibala extended assistances.Some of the attending media persons were advised for further course of treatments, who would be given concession in...
The GNRC Hospitals in association with Guwahati Press Club has organized a free medical check-up camp for the media persons with their families on December 29 next. The camp, to be held in GNRC Dispur auditorium, will start at 11 am (till 4 pm). The member-journalists with the families can avail the benefits of free consultation with doctors, ECG, Blood Sugar check, Blood Pressure and weight check-up in the camp. Subsequent tests, if any, advised by the doctors will be carried out at discounted rates to help them all. Interested persons can take prior appointment over phone from Mrinal Ali Hazarika (Executive-PR, Marketing, GNRC Hospitals, M-095084 14653) or directly come to the venue on...
The Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) has announced 3rd EMFA Media Awards 2012 where television journalists and other employees will be honoured for their contributions. The award function will be organized in the last week of January 2013 in the city, where a senior journalist with national fame will be felicitated. Addressing a press meet at Guwahati Press Club today, the organizing committee of the award function also reiterated the date of submission for the entries in various sections on or before January 10 next. The entries must be telecast through the television channels within 1st January to December 31, 2012. The media persons are requested to send one entry for a category. The...
The 3rd EMFA Media Awards 2012 will be organized in the last week of January 2013, where a senior journalist with national fame will be felicitated. A general meeting of Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA), held today at Guwahati Press Club, has also formed an organizing committee for the award function. The meeting has reiterated the date of submission for the entries in various sections on January 10 next. The entries must be telecast through the television channels within 1st January to December 31, 2012. The organizing committee includes Hemanta Hillol Saikia, Sunil Borah, Pankaj Bora as conveners, Lalit Sarma as the coordinator, Musumi Bora, Pankaj Pratim Dutta, Siddhartha Sankar...
An appreciator of classical music, folk art and theatre, who took an innovative plan to weave Assamese traditional Bihuwan in a mini form, Gopinath Talukdar expired recently at his Eighties. Died after a brief illness on June 25 evening at Dispur Hospital, Talukdar lived in Pathsala, a small town of Barpeta district in western Assam, where he was cremated with Hindu rituals in presence of his family members and well-wishers. Born in January 9, 1932, Talukdar was the eldest son of Satya Talukdar...
Award winning novelist, poet and literary activist Dr Rita Chowdhury will attend the next Guest of the Month program of Guwahati Press Club on May 24. The interactive session will start at 12 noon. An activist of historic Assam movement, Rita Chowdhury is today widely known as a writer in Assam, whose contributions have already been recognized by Asom Shitya Sabha, Central Sahitya Akademi and the people of Assam. Member-journalists are requested to participate in the meeting. For information about the author one can browse www.ritachowdhury.com
Burma Centre Delhi (BCD) and North Eastern Social Research Centre (NESRC) have organized a two day workshop on ‘Reflections on 2012 by-elections in Burma’ starting tomorrow (May 11). The workshop will be held at North East Diocesan Social Forum, Joypur in Guwahati. The first day’s program will start as 9.30 am, where Dr Tint Swe, former Parliamentarian of National League for Democracy, Dr Alana Golmei...
The people of northeast India are in favour of a peaceful democratic regime in Tibet, where the residents can take their own decisions to cherish lives. Various speakers in a public meeting at Guwahati Press Club on Tuesday also argue that a progressive government at Lhasha will be beneficial for nearly 60 million people of northeastern region also. Organized by Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA), the meeting started with one minute silence to pay homage to over 20 martyrs who had sacrificed their lives with self-immolation for the cause of Tibet. Presided over by Rupam Baruah, the president of JFA, the meeting was addressed by many Tibetan exiles living in the region, members of...
The assaults on media persons in Assam have reached an alarming rate and the authority has shown unbelievable reluctances in nabbing the culprits, this is how the Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) has expressed its concern on the increasing number of incidences relating to attacks on journalists on duty in the recent past. In the last incident, a SEBA official attacked the television journalists on duty when they visited the office of State education board in the city on Saturday to report about the anomalies took place in HSLC Examinations. “It was very much disturbing to see a visual, telecast by many Guwahati based news channels, where the SEBA administrative officer Kaushik...
A compilation of articles on India-Burma Relations: Trends...