Sujata Madhok / S.K. Pande : The Delhi Union of Journalists is shocked at the murder of Shahjahanpur journalist Jagendra Singh and demands an immediate impartial inquiry into the horrific episode and arrest and due punishment for all those who are guilty.
DUJ also condemns the attack on Kanpur journalist Deepak Mishra who was allegedly shot at because of his complaint against local gambling mafia. It calls for immediate arrest of the attackers.
DUJ regrets the slow pace of government action in both these crimes. It notes with alarm the increasing climate of lawlessness and impunity that is encouraging such attacks on journalists and social media activists in the country.