The Indian Federation of Working Journalists has condemned the attacks on journalists in Arunachal Pradesh and urged the Dorji Khandu government at Itanagar to act promptly. The federation also demanded the authority to ensure security for all the working journalists of the frontier State, stated in a release issued by Parmanand Pandey, the secretary general of IFWJ.
Mentionable that the media persons of the State have taken the path of agitation to pursue their demand to nab those culprits, who assaulted two lady journalists on December 12. The journalists of the State under the banner of Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists and Arunachal Press Club have demonstrated their furies against the failure of the authority to book the culprits even after seven days of the incident.
They went for ‘pen down’ programme on December 18 and hence no newspapers were hitting the stands for two days now. Earlier they demonstrated in front of the DC office and the police station at Naharlagun, near Itanagar. The morning dailies of Arunachal were also published with a black space on the front pages for three consecutive days.