Mizo scribes protest against attacks on them by Assam police

Aizawl, Mar 13 (PTI) Scribes in Mizoram organised sit-ins in the capital town of Aizawl and seven district headquarters to protest against alleged attacks by Assam police on their colleagues, including two lady journalists while they were on duty.
The protests against the alleged Assam police attack at Kolasib on the inter-state border was held by the Mizoram Journalists Association (MJA).
MJA president Vanlalrema Vantawl said, “The journalists were not only attacked with batons by the Assam Policemen, but also fired at them.”
Seven scribes, two of them women, were injured in the incidents, he claimed and accused the Assam Police of attacking the Mizo journalists despite being shown the press cards and told about their identities.
The action by Assam police took place on Thursday and Saturday last week when the scribes were covering the erection of a guest house by Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), the student apex body of the state, in Kolasib district on a piece of land gifted to them by the widow of the first chief minister Ch Chhunga, Vantawl said.
The two injured women journalists are of a private national TV news channel and the AIR, he claimed.