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5 Mizo journos appear before Assam HRC

18 Jun 2019, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 IST
Online MioramAIZAWL, June 17: Five Mizoram journalists who were allegedly lathi-charged by Assam police in March last year appeared before Assam Human Rights Commission, Barak Valley division today. The five journalists gave their statements to the commissioner Dr Anwaruddin Chaudhury, who asked them to submit available documents at the earliest. 

The journalists, Zohmingmawia, news editor, The Aizawl Post; Joseph Lalnuntluanga, news reporter, Zonet Cable Network; C Lalthansangi, news reporter, AIR Aizawl; R Lalnunmawia, news editor, Duhlai daily newspaper, Kolasib and H Vanlalnghaka DDK stringer, Kolasib, were allegedly lathi-charged by Assam police on March 8 and 10, 2018 while covering altercations between Assam Police and Mizo Zirlai Pawl (Mizo Students’ Association) activists over the latter’s attempt to construct a waiting shed on a disputed land along Assam-Mizoram border. 

The commissioner said he would submit the journalists’ statements to Assam Government and also summon police and civil officials and further submit his findings to the National Human Rights Commission. – Assam Tribune Correspondent
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