IJU Shocked over death of UP Scribe
The Indian Journalists Union (IJU) expressed deep shock and anguish
over the death of Raman Kashyap, a news channel reporter in
Lakhimpur Kheri incident in Uttar Pradesh yesterday where four
farmers were killed.
The four farmers were part of an agitating group and killed in a run
over incident involving a car in the convoy of Union Minister of State
for Home Affairs and BJP MP Ajay Kumar Mishra. The Samyukt
Kisan Morcha alleged that the Union Minister’s son was driving the
In a statement issued on Monday K. Sreenivas Reddy, President and
Balwinder Singh Jammu, Secretary General of IJU demanded an
independent inquiry in to the shocking incident. The exact
circumstances leading to the death of journalist and also the farmers
must be established and justice must be given to them, they said.
The IJU leaders said the Union stands in solidarity with the reporter&
family and also with the families of the farmers killed in this incident.
They demanded an ex gratia payment of Rs. 50 lakhs to the family of
deceased journalist. Raman Kashyap was a member of Uttar Pradesh. anguish
over the death of Raman Kashyap