26 C
Jalandhar
Friday, October 22, 2021

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ

spot_img
yes punjab punjabi redirection

Mera Ghar

Loan Waiver

Kisan Victims

Water Bills

Electricity Bills

Invest Punjab

Group D

Parali

PSSSB Chemical

Markfed Sept to Nov

Innocent

UNESCO chief asks India to prosecute killers of Indian journalist

- Advertisement -

United Nations, July 1, 2020 –

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has asked Indian authorities to prosecute the killers of journalist Shubham Mani Tripathi in order to end “gunpoint censorship.”

Condemning the murder of Tripathi, she said on Tuesday, “I call on the authorities to bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice, which is essential to deter other criminals from practicing gunpoint censorship.”

Tripathi, who was a correspondent for the Kanpur Hindi newspaper Kampu Mail, was shot dead on June 19 in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh allegedly in retaliation for reporting on “land disputes marked by allegations of corruption,” UNESCO said.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported that police have arrested three people in connection with the killing.

Two of them were the actual shooters who attacked him while he was returning home on his motorcycle, CPJ said.

CPJ said that according to a police press release, one of those arrested alleged that a “local real estate figure” had “arranged the journalist’s killing in retaliation for Tripathi’s articles and Facebook posts about an allegedly illegal construction project she had undertaken” which led to the demolition of the project by authorities.

CPJ’s Asia program coordinator Steven Butler called the arrest of the three suspects “a good start” but he said, “police must also find the mastermind and all those involved, and hold them all to account.”

“Uttar Pradesh authorities must show that they are taking violent attacks on journalists seriously,” he added.  (Agency)


YesPunjab now has two separate Facebook Pages for English & Punjabi content – Please Like & Share both Pages
English FB Page – https://www.facebook.com/yespunjab/
Punjabi FB Page – https://www.facebook.com/yespunjabpunjabi/


- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected

20,369FansLike
112,653FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

Security Force in Kashmir

Kashmir: A battle that has been laid off for far too long- by Amjad Ayub Mirza

On October 22, 1947 Pakistan attacked the State of Jammu and Kashmir. It was the beginning of a conflict that would leave thousands dead...
Indian Population

In the light of the population explosion debate – by Nirendra Dev

Mizoram has made news -- not necessarily for the wrong reasons but certainly for quite unexpected reasons. North-Eastern India generally makes news due to...
Terrorists Shadow

Tackling the resurgence of jihad in Kashmir – by Amjad Ayub Mirza

With three encounters taking place in less than 24 hours between October 10 and 11, terrorist insurgency has effectively resurged in the Kashmir Valley....

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

Breast Cancer

50% rise in breast cancer among middle-aged women in India: Report

New Delhi, Oct 22, 2021- Since the last three years, there has been a 50 per cent rise in middle-aged women (aged 35-50 years) reporting cases of breast cancer in India, said doctors at a private hospital here on Friday. The estimates are based on OPD records by doctors, the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals said in a statement. "Based on our records...

Gadgets & Tech