CPJ urges India to lift ban on newspapers in strife-torn Kashmir

NEW YORK, May 13 (APP): The Committee to Protect Journalists, an
independent watchdog body, Friday called on investigators in the central Indian states of Bihar and Jharkhand to act quickly to bring the killers of journalists Akhilesh Pratap and Rajdev Ranjan to justice.

Unknown men today shot Rajdev Ranjan, the Hindi national daily newspaper Hindustan’s bureau chief for Siwan, at close range, according to press reports.

His killing came less than 24 hours after the murder of Akhilesh Pratap,
a journalist for Taza TV in Chatra, in the neighbouring state of Jharkhand.