From Our Correspondent
Silchar, Sept 10: The brutal killing of Bangalore based ace jourlist Gauri Lankesh (55) in Bengaluru on September 7 has sent waves of shock across the tion. It has not only shaken the civil society but has also outraged the moral values of the people. This is not the first time that such heinous crimes have been committed. Till date, the judicial system of our country has failed to bring any culprit to book. Members of Silchar based social organization, Forum for Social Harmony along with other jourlists, staged a protest demonstration infront of the statue of Khudiram Bose at Club road of this town on Saturday.
A number of speakers spoke at length on issue related to safety and security of jourlists. They expressed their concern over the recent number of deaths of jourlists across the tion. Jourlist and secretary of South Assam Media Association, Abhijit Bhattacharjee threw light on the deaths of jourlists who were based in this region. “Lives of jourlists are full of risks and there is uncertainty since we have to take certain amount of risk daily. We have to report whatever is happening in our region without any biasness. There are certain sections of the society which may not love us or our work. Still we report events without taking anybody’s side.”
“It seems we are paying the price for our honesty. The editor of a Silchar based Bengali daily Rabir Roy was brutally murdered in broad daylight. His murderers are still absconding. Had it been the case with a big shot or their kith and kin, the story would have been different. How many of the culprits who have been directly or indirectly involved in pre planned murders of jourlists have been taken to task? It seems they have vanished into the thin air. They have become traceless. If these culprits are tracked down, the faces of a few masterminds will be unmasked. So no action is being taken to b the culprits,” Abhijit Bhattacharjee added.