IMPHAL, Aug 6 - The Manipur media fraternity, particularly the Imphal-based newspapers and local TV channels, resumed normal service this afternoon after assessing the ground situation on the second day of the 48-hour general strike called by the student wing of the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS).
In a joint statement, the Editors Guild Manipur (EGM) and the All Manipur Working Journalists� Union (AMWJU) on Thursday expressed regret and apologised to the public for the non-publication of daily news on August 6 (primetime news of local TV channels on August 5) due to the intense nature of the bandh.
A decision to this effect was taken in a joint meeting of the EGM and the AMWJU on Thursday, considering the importance of the issue as well as the inconvenience being faced by the media houses in bringing out their publications and news bulletins. The meeting decided to clarify to the general public the reason for �stopping press� on August 5, on the frontpages of the local dailies as well as the guidelines from JCILPS on any further bandhs. � Correspondent