The Manipur government has filed an FIR against the President and members of the Editors Guild of India, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said on Monday (4 September).
The Manipur CM also condemned the fact finding report of EGI in connection with present crisis of Manipur.
He accused the body of ‘trying to instigate more clashes’ in the northeastern state rocked by ethnic clashes since the first week of May.
Singh said that the fact-finding committee members of the EGI did not meet representatives from both communities (Meiteis and Kukis) and came to an ‘incorrect conclusion.’
"I give a warning to the members of the Editors Guild, Who constituted them? if you want to do something, then do visit the spot, see the ground reality, meet the representatives of all communities and then publish what you found. Otherwise, meeting some sections only and coming to a conclusion is highly condemnable," Singh said while addressing a press conference, reports Hindustan Times.
The FIR was filed at the Imphal police station on the complaint of a man who claimed to be a social worker. The complainant listed different parts of the report, which he claimed were false and fabricated.
This comes after the Editors Guild of India's on Saturday (2 September) released a report of its 'Fact-Finding Mission on Media’s Reportage of the Ethnic Violence in Manipur' which claimed that the media’s reports on the ethnic violence in Manipur were one-sided and accused the state leadership of being partisan.
Those booked are the President of the Editors Guild Seema Mustafa, and three members - Seema Guha, Bharat Bhushan and Sanjay Kapoor. The three members had visited Manipur last month to study media reportage of the ethnic violence.
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