Glorifying terror by Assam media houses?
By N.J. Thakuria
Guwahati: Sympathetic to the cause of community but soon turned out to be a vivid supporter of insurgency- that is how few Assam media outlets can be described and the trend continued for decades. Howevereverything has not gone well for the Guwahati based media groups as the matter is brought to the notice of Prime Minister’s Office in New Delhi, which has reciprocated with official communiqués for necessary actions.
“With utmost concern and
said Biswajit Nath, a Guwahati based concerned citizen.
The letter dated 26 November 2018 asserted that a section of Assam media used to glorify the act of insurgents during 1985 to
“That was the darkest chapter of Assam’s
Slowly the region has marched for peace and developments, but Biswajit pointed out that few journalists and intellectuals of Assam maintained their ill-designs against the country where common people have to suffer but those conspirators continue successfully camouflaging themselves. Their strategy remains the same as to instigate the local sentiments and take advantage of the situation.
Biswajit disclosed an example of motivated news contents spread by Guwahati based satellite news channel ‘Pratidin Time’ and daily newspaper ‘Asomiya Pratidin’ last year when the regional channel aired a prime time interview with Paresh Barua (a face of terror, who leads Ulfa-Independent) on 20 November. Next morning the interview was seen printed on the front page of the highest circulated Assamese daily.
“This is in clear violation of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967, section 39 of which describes the offence relating to
Meanwhile, the Union government in a letter (dated New Delhi 22 February 2019) to the commissioner & secretary (Home and Political) of Assam government (also copied to Biswajit) directed to take appropriate actions over the matter. Biswajit, who also lodged an FIR at Basistha police station in the city over the same matter, now keeps
waiting for some meaningful measures from the concerned authorities.
***Author’s personal opinion IBG NEWS do not agree nor disagree with the same.***