Photo-journalist Attacked in India’s Nagaland State

 

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins

colleagues in Nagaland state in northeastern India in condemning the attack on

photojournalist Caisii Mao in Dimapur district of the state on September 1.

 

According to information received from IFJ sources in Nagaland,

Caisii Mao was attacked while covering clashes between two armed groups

belonging to rival tribes in the district headquarters town. The clashes erupted after a young man belonging

to one of the tribes died while in the custody of the other the previous day.

 

Caisii Mao suffered large bruises around his knees and

arms and his camera was destroyed in the incident which reportedly occurred in

the presence of security forces deployed to control the protesters.

 

The Dimapur Press Club has strongly condemned the

incident and asked for due compensation for the photo-journalist. Other

prominent professional organizations in the state, such as the Kohima Press

Club in the state capital and the Mokokchung Press Club have joined the

protest.

 

The IFJ extends its solidarity to the demands of the

journalists in Nagaland.

 

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information contact IFJ Asia-Pacific on +612 9333 0918

 

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