IFWJ condemns killing of journalist Sai Reddy

Indian Federation of Working Journalist (IFWJ) has condemned the gruesome killing on Friday of Sai Reddy, an indomitable journalist of Chhattisgarh. He was a fighter and was unsparing in his reports be it the Police administration or deviant groups of Naxals. He was arrested by the Police in 2008 and the IFWJ had organized a big Dharna and demonstration for his immediate release, which was led by its President K Vikram Rao. 
 
Sai Reddy was accorded a rousing welcome by the people of the state on his release. His popularity was essentially because of his pro-people concerns and writings.
 
Telugu speaking Sai Reddy was working for the Hindi daily Desh Bandhu and he was permanently settled in Chhattisgarh. He was killed by a nondescript group of Naxals while visiting a local market of his native village in Bijapur district.
 
IFWJ demands that the State Government and the newspaper he was working with must provide adequate monetary compensation to his kin.
 
Parmanand Pandey
 
Secy.Gen. IFWJ
 
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