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Journalists Killed in 1996 - Motive Confirmed: Ghulam Rasool Sheikh

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1997
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1996 - Motive Confirmed: Ghulam Rasool Sheikh, January 1997, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6494f923.html [accessed 17 April 2014]
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Rehnuma-e-Kashmir and Saffron Times
April 10, 1996, in Kashmir, India

Sheikh, editor of the Urdu-language daily Rehnuma-e-Kashmir and the English-language weekly Saffron Times, was found dead on April 10 floating in Kashmir's Jhelum River. He had written about an increase in killings and arson incidents his hometown, Pampur. Family members say a militia group backed by Indian state security forces had kidnapped him in March.

Medium:Print
Job:Editor
Beats Covered:Human Rights
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Paramilitary Group
Impunity:Yes
Taken Captive:Yes
Tortured:No
Threatened:No

 

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