Manipur govt responds

IN Media Watch Briefs | 28/10/2009

The Manipur government issued an order today transferring the senior SP and additional SP of Imphal West district. On invitation, a delegation of the AMWJU met the chief minister along with senior members of his cabinet, chief secretary, home secretary and the advocate general. The government action follows the mass surrender of accreditation cards by journalists in Imphal yesterday in protest against attacks on them by the police and political supporters of the CM.

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