Arunachal journalists protest shooting of woman colleague

They shouted anti-government slogans and demanded immediate arrest of those involved in the incident.

 
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Itanagar: 

Around 1,000 people joined media personnel in Arunachal Pradesh to stage a sit in demonstration in front of the state assembly to demand action in the shooting of a senior editor.

They shouted anti-government slogans and demanded immediate arrest of those involved in the incident.

The protest took place at a time when voting for the presidential election was going on inside the assembly.

Trinamool Congress legislature party leader Laeta Umbrey also joined the scribes.

Tongam Rina, associate editor of the Arunachal Times, was shot and critically injured Sunday by unidentified gunmen when she was entering her office in Itanagar, the state capital.

A delegation of media persons yesterday called on Governor J.J. Singh and submitted a memorandum in this regard.

They appealed Singh to take suitable steps for the safety and security of media people who they are work under constant threats.

The governor said all efforts were being made to nab the perpetrators and assured that corrective steps would be taken, including security, around areas near media houses.

Source: Zeenews

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