Guwahati, April 26, 2019
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has strongly condemned the attack on two journalists in two different locations in the state of Assam.
Hours after the incidents were reported in the regional media outlets, the Chief Minister directed the Assam Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia and his media adviser, Hrishikesh Goswami to take stock of the situation. Sonowal asked the top cop to take strict action against the culprits involved in the incidents.
A Tinsukia-based television journalist identified as Upasana Barua Goswami was allegedly attacked by a group of four miscreants in a restaurant located in Tinsukia district of Assam on April 25th, 2019.
On the other hand, a journalist working with Dainik Asom, one of the oldest daily Assamese newspaper, was injured in an attack by unidentified persons in Nalbari district of Assam. The incident took place the night of April 25th, 2019 when the journalist, identified as Rajen Deka, was returning home. Deka, who works as a Mulakmua correspondent for the newspaper, is presently undergoing treatment at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital.
Meanwhile, the National Union of Journalists India and Journalists Association of Assam have vehemently condemned the brutal attacks on journalists and demanded exemplary punishment of the culprits involved in the crime.