NEW DELHI, Sept 23 - The killing of journalist Shantanu Bhowmick in Tripura is another �sickening assault� on freedom of expression, Amnesty International India said.
Killing of journalists cannot become the order of the day and the State Governments must do everything in their capacity to prevent scribes from becoming targets for their viewpoints or affiliations, the rights body said on Friday.
�Shantanu Bhowmick�s gruesome murder again exposes the vulnerability of journalists working in difficult situations. The perpetrators must be brought to justice, if more attacks on journalists are to be prevented,� Arijit Sen, Programme Manager, Amnesty India, said.
�The killing of 28-year-old journalist Shantanu Bhowmick in the course of his work in Mandai, Tripura, is another sickening assault on freedom of expression,� Amnesty said.
Earlier this month, journalist Gauri Lankesh was killed outside her home in Bengaluru. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, there have been no convictions in any of the 27 cases of journalists killed for their work in India since 1992, Amnesty said. � PTI