Bomb attack on paper in Darjeeling

first_img India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media March 21, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bomb attack on paper in Darjeeling Follow the news on India RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 RSF_en Reporters Without Borders called today on police and West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya to step up investigations into a bomb attack on the premises of the Nepalese-language newspaper Sunchari Samachar, in Siliguri (in the northeastern state’s Darjeeling district).It said it feared local journalists would be tempted to censor themselves about sensitive subjects since no clues had been found as to who was responsible for the 4 March attack, in which a powerful bomb exploded in front of the newspaper offices without causing injury.The Siliguri correspondent of the Times of India said the blast may have been linked with Sunchari Samachar’s coverage of the situation in the Darjeeling Gorkha Autonomous Hill Council region.  The paper, which prints 25,000 copies, was banned there in 1998, but the publisher said after the attack that he had good relations with officials in the region, which was formed after a guerrilla revolt. IndiaAsia – Pacific to go further Receive email alerts IndiaAsia – Pacific News April 27, 2021 Find out more In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Help by sharing this information Siliguri is close to the borders of four countries – Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Tibet. News News Organisation News June 10, 2021 Find out more March 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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