The Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has condemned the killing of yet another scribe in Uttar Pradesh and demand a national action plan for justice to those journalists. In a statement, the organization said the murder of Hemant Yadav increased the tally of slaughtered media persons to four this year in the country.
Yadav, a middle aged journalist who worked for Hindi news channel TV 24, was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne miscreants on the night of October 3. The incident took place at Dheena area of Chandauli district, where Yadav faced the brutal attack.
The last incident of killing of a journalist was reported from Maharashtra, when a Thane based journalist Raghavendra Dube was killed by some miscreants. Dube, who edited a local news weekly was beaten and stabbed to death on July 17. Dube’s killing took place after he had covered a police raid on a night bar.
Earlier this year, two journalists, Jagendra Singh from UP and Sandeep Kothari from Madhya Pradesh were also killed in separate incidents by miscreants.