15th May 2024 11:05:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Geneva, May 15: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global safety and media rights body, strongly condemned the murder of Ashutosh Srivastava, an Indian journalist based in Uttar Pradesh, on May 13 and demanded a fair probe to identify and punish the  perpetrators under the law of the land. Ashutosh (45), who hails from Jaunpur locality, was associated with nationalist news channel Sudarshan News and he was targeted by miscreants on the outskirts of the city. He was sent to a nearby hospital but the attending doctors declared him dead. Soon after he received threats for a series of reports on  illegal cow slaughtering incidents, Ashutosh even urged the local police for protection, but in vain.
“Ashutosh Srivastava is the 46th victim among journalists killed since 1 January this year. We urge the    Uttar Pradesh government led by hardliner Hindu nationalist  Yogi Adityanath to investigate the murder and book the culprits for legal punishment. PEC also extends the local scribe’s body named Jaunpur Patrakar Sangh in its fight for justice to the victim,” said Blaise Lempen, president of PEC (https://pressemblem.ch/pec-news.shtml), adding that the local media organisations have demanded the government in Lucknow to offer Rs  5 million to the bereaved family.
PEC’s south Asia representative Nava Thakuria revealed that five journo-casualties have been reported this year where Pakistan lost three scribes (Maulana Mohammad Siddique Mengal, Jam Saghir Ahmed Lar and Tahira Nosheen Rana) along with one (Ko Myat Thu Tun)  in Myanmar. Last year  India witnessed the killing of journalists namely Shashikant Warishe, Abdur Rauf Alamgir and Vimal Kumar Yadav.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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