PCI serves notice on Assam Rifles for notification

Mr. Prasad said he did not share the perception of Reporters Without Borders, given the number of newspapers and journalists in India. “Look at the size of newspapers and the number of journalists in India. If five out of one lakh of them unfortunately get killed, how can you judge us on the basis of this? You cannot rank us on the basis of just numbers. The report has to be in the context of the number of journalists India has,” he said. “It is not the case that attack on journalists has increased.”

He said the PCI served notice on Union Minister General(retd.) V.K. Singh for his comments that journalists should be sent to Agra Mental Hospital. While Mr. Singh said his comments were reported out of context, Mr. Prasad clarified that he was seeking an explanation from the Minister as well as from the newspapers concerned. “Since this is not the first time Mr. Singh has had issues with the press, I have decided to seek a full explanation…”

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