Mumbai: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for its attitude towards the safety and freedom of journalists.
She said three journalists were killed in three months, while an FIR was lodged against 11 journalists.
“Shubham Mani Tripathi was killed on June 19, Vikram Joshi was killed on July 20, Ratan Singh was killed on August 24. Three journalists were killed in three months. FIRs have been filed against 11 journalists. The attitude of the UP Government towards safety and freedom of journalists is unfortunate,” she tweeted in Hindi.
19 जून – श्री शुभममणि त्रिपाठी की हत्या
20 जुलाई – श्री विक्रम जोशी की हत्या
24 अगस्त- श्री रतन सिंह की हत्या, बलिया
पिछले 3 महीनों में 3 पत्रकारों की हत्या।
11 पत्रकारों पर खबर लिखने के चलते FIR।
यूपी सरकार का पत्रकारों की सुरक्षा और स्वतन्त्रता को लेकर ये रवैया निंदनीय है।
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) August 25, 2020
However, the Police on Tuesday arrested three main accused in the case of shooting and killing a journalist Ratan Singh in Fafna village in Ballia district.
Subhash Chandra Dubey, DIG Azamgarh said, “Three key accused were arrested from the spot. The search for the other accused is on. Though the deceased was a journalist. The incident does not involve anything related to journalism. It is completely about the land dispute between the two parties.”