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Organisations condemn attack on scribe

TAP | Updated: July 8, 2017

ITANAGAR, Jul 08: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has vehemently condemned the recent attack on one of the members of the press fraternity of state.

One Ranjit Sinha, associate editor of an English daily was assaulted by a group of unknown miscreants near the BJP capital unit office opposite Civil Secretariat here on the intervening night of July 6-7 last.

Expressing its annoyance over the matter, the APCC strongly criticised the non vigilant and deteriorating law and order situation in the Capital.

Media is a mirror to the people and society and also a powerful entity through which the human race communicates so as to build an environment for their survival. Targeting media personnel and assaulting them is impairing the catalyst of humanisation and structure of its intellect execution, APCC spokesperson Mina Toko said in a statement.

Further expressing its sympathy to the journalist, the Congress demanded that the culprits should not be spared and punished accordingly.

Also taking a dig at the present BJP led state government on the alleged declining law and order situation of state, the APCC stated that the government has turned deaf to the problems of citizens and is playing a game of hide and seek with all.

The state government must make provisions to provide security to the press fraternity and develop a stringent mechanism to check such rampant occurrence of dreadful criminal activities, Toko said. 

Meanwhile, the Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) has also strongly condemned the physical assault on senior journalist and assistant publicity secretary of APLS Ranjit Sinha by unidentified miscreants.

APLS president Y D Thongchi and general secretary Batem Pertin, in a joint statement demanded the authority concerned to take action against the culprits involved in the crime. 

The All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) has also expressed shock and sadness over the attack on a journalist.

Condemning the incident in its strongest terms, the federation demanded that the culprits should be booked at the earliest and put behind bars.

This is a matter of serious concern for the freedom of Press in a democratic country like ours. Justice should be served to the victim and stern action should be taken against the miscreants so that the voice of media is not muzzled, a statement from AAPPTF president Dobing Sonam said.