Congress strongly deplores arrest of two editors of vernacular newspapers in Manipur, demands their release. The Modi government and Manipur dispensation face allegations of a double engine assault on the state. Congress condemns the crackdown on press freedom and accuses BJP-controlled police of promoting enmity based on religion and race. Congress endorses objections raised by All-Manipur Journalists’ Union. Congress highlights the need for journalists to pursue their professional duties without fear of intimidation.