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IMPHAL, December 26, 2018: The All Manipur Working Journalists' Union (AMWJU) and Editors' Guild Manipur (EGM) on Tuesday condemned the detention of journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhem under the stringent National Security Act (NSA).
In a joint special general body meeting held on Tuesday at the Manipur Press Club, here both AMWJU and EGM condemned the detention of Wangkhem under NSA, said a press release issued by Sukham Nanda, the general secretary of AMWJU.
The District Magistrate of Imphal West had ordered detention of the 39-year-old journalist who works for a local TV channel, on November 27 allegedly after he uploaded videos criticising the BJP-led governments in Manipur and the Centre for observing Rani Jhansi's birth anniversary.
Wangkhem will remain in detention for 12 months, according to a Manipur government order which said his activities were "prejudicial to the security of the state and maintenance of public order".