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Take action to end impunity : Ram Chander Chaterpatti
21 Nov 2011
BY ALICE PURKISS

MURDERED 21 NOVEMBER 2002
Ram Chander Chaterpatti, Editor, “Poora Sach” — New Delhi, India

Join us in demanding justice for Ram Chander Chaterpatti. Chaterpatti, 52, editor of the Hindi-language newspaper Poora Sach, died in a New Delhi hospital of injuries sustained in an assassination attempt made a month earlier. He was gunned down outside his home in Sirsa on 24 October 2002, allegedly by members of the religious sect Dera Sacha Sauda. Officials said that sect members are believed to have ordered Chaterpatti’s murder in reprisal for the journalist’s reporting on sexual abuse and other crimes allegedly committed at the group’s compound in Sirsa. Several journalists in the area said they had received death threats for reporting on the sect’s activities.

Police arrested three suspects, including the alleged gunman and a leader of Dera Sacha Sauda. But to this day, the case remains unsolved.

Take Action: Write a letter demanding justice for Ram Chander Chaterpatti

International Day to End Impunity is on 23 November. Until that date,  we will reveal a story each day of a journalist, writer or free expression advocate who was killed in the line of duty.

 

4 responses to “Take action to end impunity : Ram Chander Chaterpatti”

  1. krishna pachegonkar says:

    Indian media, especially electronic,is almost like a whore that always is at the call of their masters! Yeah, there are a few exceptions!
    Anna Hazare,s movement was a testimony to this fact.
    The inhuman killing of Naxalite leader Kishanji by the the state police and the biased reporting of this bizzare incident is really shocking1
    prof.krishna pachegonkar
    aurangabad-india

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  3. raj says:

    Neera Radia…

    India tv reporter under scan by cbi…

    chota rajan killed a reporter for priting his false news…

    and many more such examples… what else you need to justify Indian media is becoming increasingly corrupt day by day. Today media has become business. Every second politician has influence on any of the indian news media. There seems to be no ethics for indian news reporter.

    Sudhendra Kulkarni is a senior journalist..he says..

    “The media holds a mirror to the rest of society. It shows what is wrong with politics and what is wrong with governance. The time has come for the media to hold a mirror to itself.

    No freedom is absolute freedom everybody is accountable in democracy. But i think this not apply to indian media..

  4. raj says:

    He was reporter of poora sach, but his duty was to publish poora juth… without any facts and proofs.

    And it is not hidden now that indian media is the most corrupt media in the whole world.. which is used to of publishing and showing news by taking money or on the basis of favor.

    Several indian reporter are still under the scanning of indian agency CBI for showing false news by taking money.

    And i think i there is no scarcity of such examples where india found involved in such activity. I would say they are even more dangerous than terrorists. Just money has become their duty and religion.