New Delhi, Jan 29 (PTI) Ranjita Elangbam, wife of jailed Manipur journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhem, said on Tuesday her family was victim of political propaganda and demanded that the government release her husband immediately. Also Read - Vaccination Drive Suspended in Maharashtra Till Monday Due to CoWin App Glitches

Addressing a press conference organised by NGO Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), she said her husband was labelled as a “womaniser, alcoholic and even abusive” as part of the propaganda. Also Read - Day 1 of Largest Vaccination Drive Ends as Over 1.9 Frontline Workers Get First Jabs | 10 Points

“It is unbearable for me and my two daughters,” she said. Wangkhem was detained under the National Security Act (NSA) by the Manipur government for criticising it. Also Read - Live Cricket Streaming India vs Australia 4th Test: When And Where to Watch IND vs AUS Stream Live Cricket Match Online And on TV

The district magistrate of Imphal West had ordered detention of Wangkhem, a 39-year-old journalist who works for a local TV channel, on November 27 last year, allegedly after he uploaded videos criticising the BJP-led governments in Manipur and the Centre for observing Rani Jhansi’s birth anniversary.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.