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Journalists not safe in the Valley, says NHRC

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Journalists, including those with police protection, are not safe in the Valley, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has observed while sending notices to the J&K government and police over the murder of editor Shujaat Bukahri.

The NHRC on Monday said that it has taken suo motu cognisance of a media report about a group of scribes under the banner South Asia Media Defenders Network urging it to push for a speedy probe into the killing of Mr. Bukhari. Citing reports, it said Mr. Bukhari, who was the editor of Rising Kashmir, had been under police protection since 2000.

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