Sinlung /
29 October 2012

I Will Not Visit Mizoram Again: Mary Kom

Aizawl, Oct 29 : Local media report here said that Bronze Medalist of the London Olympic MC Mary Kom of Manipur has accused Mizoram media of filing false news on what she said during a press conference at the Aijal Club on October 20 when she visited the state at the invitation of Eternity Partners.

Reports added that Mary Kom has demanded clarification from Mizoram media, and also told Manipur press persons that she will not visit Mizoram again.

In the mean time, the media persons of Mizoram who attended the Press Conference deny the accusation and said that Mary Kom had blame media persons of Manipur for being ‘biased’ and even recorded video is there with them to prove the truth. Mary Kom emphatically mentioned the problems she had faced as a tribal.

Besides the problems that she faced from Asian Games qualifying to Olympic qualifying, even after the Olympic, and even after winning Bronze medal, while other media went to interact her, there was none to be seen from media of her home state Manipur.

Meanwhile, for L Sarita, other women boxer from Manipur itself, press conference was called, and such was her condition and status on the low, report mentioned Mizoram media as saying.

After Mizoram media and some national media filed the news of Mary Kom’s interaction to media persons at Aijal Club, and after she reached Manipur, Mary Kom called a Press Conference, in which she said with tears in her eyes that Mizoram media were writing wrongly what she had said.

She told Manipur media of her plan that she would take a legal action against the Mizoram media on the ground that they defamed her, and also said that she will consult law experts for this, sources said, adding that she will not go again to Mizoram until and unless the media persons of Mizoram gives clarification.

Reports also added that, while interacting with the mediapersons in Mizo language Mary Kom, in reply to the query whether she considers herself belonging to “Zohnahthlak” (descendant of Zo or Mizo), said: “Mizo is Mizo, Kom is Kom.”


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