Assam scribes support Tripura journos protests

The Journalists Forum Assam (JFA) has extended its moral support to Assembly of Journalists, a forum of editors, journalists, press photographers associated with newspaper, news agency and electronic media of Tripura for its ongoing agitation against the authority. The media fraternity of Tripura has stepped up its agitational programmes against the attacks on the journalists covering events of political programmes on July 10 and 11 last by the security personnel in Agartala. According to local media 11 journalists were injured in the assaults of Tripura State Rifles jawans even after the mediamen showed their Photo Identity Cards. The Assembly of Journalists had organised a silent procession in the state capital city and also submitted a memorandum to the Governor of Tripura yesterday . The JFA, in a statement here today, urged the state government, led by senior Left politician Manik Sarkar, to take appropriate action against the guilty security personnel and also extend all possible support to the injured mediapersons for their treatment.