New Delhi, 14 November
The Editors Guild and the Indian Women’s Press Corps on Sunday condemned the alleged detention of two HW News Network journalists by the Assam Police and demanded their immediate release.
The guild was reacting to a tweet by HW News Network journalist Samriddhi Sakuniya, which said, “We have been detained at Nilambazar Police Station, Assam.” He said he was detained along with colleague Swarna Jha. The IWPC said, “The journalists were on an assignment to cover the recent incidents of violence in Tripura when an FIR was lodged against them for maligning the image of the Tripura government. There are reports that he was not allowed to leave the hotel and was later taken into custody in Assam. – tns