When they came for journalists...

June 20, 2018 05:30 pm | Updated 06:10 pm IST

 Shujaat Bukhari. File

Shujaat Bukhari. File

Veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari was killed by unknown assailants in Srinagar on June 14, 2018. Mr. Bukhari's death follows many other cases of killing of prominent journalists across the country.

Gauri Lankesh , Sandeep Sharma are a few other journalists whose murders raised a lot of questions.  After Sandeep's death,  the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed concern over the violence against mediapersons across the globe. “We, of course, are concerned about anything that would suggest the harassment or violence against journalists, anywhere in the world and would do so in this case,” UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters.

A report by the Committee to Protect Journalists states that in India, journalists reporting on local corruption, crime, and politics outside main urban areas, are targeted for murder. 

Here is a map that shows details of murder of journalists across the country:


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