UNESCO urges Indian Government to probe journalist’s death


New York: Taking into account that crimes against journalist must not go unpunished, The UNESCO has asked the Indian Government to investigate to investigate the mysterious death of journalist Akshay Singh while covering the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh.

Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Irina Bokova expressed condolences to Singh’s family, friends and colleagues and urged the authorities to investigate his death.

Bokova said, “It is essential for rule of law and for society’s right to be kept informed, that the authorities do all they can to clarify the cause of Singh’s death. Reporters must be able to carry out their professional duties in a safe environment and crimes against them must not go unpunished.”

Singh was an investigative journalist associated with India Today group. He died under mysterious circumstances while probing the Vyapam Scam in Madhya Pradesh.