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Journalists Killed in 1992 - Motive Confirmed: M. L. Manchanda

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1993
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All India Radio
May 18, 1992, in Patiala, India

Manchanda, director of the All India Radio station in Patiala, Punjab, was abducted by members of the militant organization Babbar Khalsa. They demanded that electronic media adhere to a code of conduct, which included broadcasting in the local language of Punjabi rather than Hindi. Negotiations for Manchanda's release broke down after the government failed to meet the deadline set for complying with Babbar Khalsa's demands. On May 27, the militants beheaded the journalist.

Beats Covered:Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
Taken Captive:Yes


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