EMFA accepts resignation of Gaurav Jyoti Neog
By our correspondent
Guwahati, The Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) has accepted the resignation of its member Gaurav Jyoti Neog from primary membership of the organization. In a communiqué to EMFA yesterday, Gaurav (of News Live) mentioned that he wants to quit from the organization until the investigation process into the molestation case of a girl at GS
Road in the city on July 9 is over.
Mentionable the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi earlier alleged that Gaurav was involved with the incident of molestation of the girl. The EMFA urged the KMSS leader to submit the proof to support his allegation, and subsequently the activist organized a press meet yesterday to expose the involvement of the journalist in the shameful incident.
Immediately after that the EMFA resolved in a meeting on Saturday that the visuals presented by the KMSS leader were not sufficient enough to substantiate all claims made against the concerned journalist as being the instigator of the incident. The visuals shown by the activist was not supported by the raw footage of the incident, rather it was an edited DVD format, where there remains possibility of doctoring.
Hence the forum demands an urgent FSL test of the raw footage of the incident (still possessed by Akhil Gogoi as he claimed in the press meet), the DVD with the same content offered to SSP Apurba Jiban Barua by the News Live channel and the DVD handed over to the EMFA by the KMSS leader to authenticate the involvement of Gaurav into the incident.
The forum also appealed to all the members who have resigned citing the resolutions of the emergency EMFA meeting held on Saturday to withdraw their resignations. It clarifies that the resolutions were adopted unanimously in presence of the members and those were only discriminated by its president Nava Thakuria to the media, but it was not his personal point of views.
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The EMFA again reiterates that it endorses the rule of law and journalists must behave as the law abiding citizens of the country. Hence it believes that the law of the land will take its own course in this respect as well.