Aruchal media condemns killing of jourlists
from our corresspondent
ITAGAR, May 14: The media fraternity in Aruchal Pradesh has strongly condemned the killing of two jourlists, one in Bihar and the other in Jharkhand.
According to reports, senior reporter of a Hindi-daily ‘Hindustan’, Rajdev Ranjan, was killed in Bihar’s Siwan district on Friday evening by unknown assailants near the railway station. The jourlist was shot from close range in the head and the neck.
On Thursday night, another newsman Indradev Yadav was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Chatra. According to reports, the assailants, who were on motorcycles, fired five rounds of bullets killing the jourlist on the spot.
The scribes in the state under the aegis of Aruchal Press Club (APC), Aruchal Pradesh Union of Working Jourlist (APUWJ) and Aruchal Electronic Media Association (AEMA) while condemning the incidents in strongest terms, urged the authorities to award stringent punishment to the persons involved in the crime to set an example for such incidents not to reoccur in the future.
Scribes across the country are subjected to all kinds of abuse, yet the states and centre have failed miserably in coming up with appropriate measures for the safety and security of the jourlists.