December 27, 2016 2:10:23 am
The Editors’ Guild in Manipur on Monday decided to halt all media-related activities and publish blank editorial pages in protest against a hand grenade being found at the gates of an evening daily PANDM, located at at Wahengbam in Imphal West district. The police said the Chinese-made grenade was suspected to be left behind by cadres of the banned KCP outfit. The suspected militants also left a note, which read: “It is a new year gift to the paper of Manipur”.
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Protesting the bomb threat, the Editors’ Guild decided in a meeting later in the day to stage a sit-in tomorrow morning, resolved to stop all media-related activities tomorrow and leave the editorial page blank for tomorrow’s edition, said Guild president A Mubi.
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