Journalists are a pillar for unearthing the Truth and telling the people through various medium. Recent Panama Papers Leak was evident of how journalists in the world can successfully unveil the truth. But, it seems that India is becoming pretty bad for journalists, who try to expose the truth. There have been multiple incidents, where journalists are getting murdered for speaking their views against few big names publically.
Popular and acclaimed journalist Gauri Lankesh was gunned down on Tuesday in Bangalore. This unfortunate incident has opened up the debate of Freedom Of Speech once again. She is not the first journalist murdered in the country; there have been many cases like this over the years. India is placed at number 3 in the list of most dangerous countries for journalists to live in. A total of 64 journalists have been killed in between 1992 and 2015. Come to 2017, the number only increases. In order to focus on the dark history of India regarding journalist, we have compiled a list of 8 Journalists Murdered For Telling The Truth.
1. Gauri Lankesh
Gauri Lankesh was gunned down in her home in Bangalore yesterday. She has been writing about the failure of the government. Now it seems that this has resulted in her death. She often expresses strong views on the right-wing politics. Her killing has woken up whole journalist community, who are wondering about the same.
2. Ram Chander Chhatrapati
You must be aware of the recent verdict against so-called Godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim. Ram Chander Chhatrapati was the main person, who exposed him. He was the owner of an evening daily named Poora Sacha in Sirsa, Haryana. He was the first journalist to publish the anonyms letters of the victim, where she accused Ram Rahim of rape charges. Two motor cyclists shot him dead on 14th October 2002. Thankfully, the person behind it has been identified and convicted.
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