GUWAHATI, May 5 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today sought the cooperation of the media to defuse the situation arising out of killing of more than 30 innocents in the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD).
In a letter to the media houses, Gogoi said, �we reciprocate the condemnation by the media for the latest spurt in violence in the BTAD areas. Steps have been taken to deal firmly with the disruptive elements.�
Gogoi said that in order to weed out such sinister forces, the Government needs the support and cooperation of one and all. As the society is greatly influenced by the media, the Government needs the support of the media to restore peace and normalcy in the state. He said that the latest spectre of violence, as portrayed by a section of the electronic media with �chilling regularity� may further aggravate and compound the situation.
The Chief Minister further expressed the view that publication of news, photographs and video portraying gory incidents might cause a negative impact on the society.