New Delhi,15 June 2015 : Condemning horrific murder of Journalist Dharmendra Singh, Sasaram, Bihar, National Union of Journalists (INDIA) demanded immediate judicial probe of the incident.
”It is high time that the Government should come forward with Journalist Protection Act and family members of journalist Dharmendra Singh be paid with sufficient compensation; said Ras Bihari, President NUJ(I). Quoting Press Council of India report he pointed out that as many as 90 of Journalists have been killed in this country since last two and half decades.But in all these cases conviction rate is abysmally low due to influence from different quarters. In this year, 4 journalists has been murdered in Bihar this is a alarming figure and a question mark for Press Freedom in the state. he added.
“Condemning in strongest words the cold-blooded murder of a young and promising journalist, Dharmendra Singh, Sasaram, Bihar the NUJ(I) and state affiliate NUJ(Bihar) demanded urgent action against those who incited and carried out the brutal murder. We demand immediate investigation into the murder and justice to the family. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family, and implore the authorities to bring those responsible for the murder to justice, and break the cycle of violence. said Ratan Dixit Secretary General NUJ(I).
The NUJ(Bihar) unit General Secretary Rakesh Praveer informed that all district unit is observing ‘BLACK DAY’ and will submit a memorandum to CM, District Magistrate of the State. We took the matter seriously and pressurized the government to immediate book the culprit.,” he added .
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