The CPI-M on Thursday condemned the killing of Tripura-based journalist Santanu Bhowmick and blamed the BJP for the killing.
“The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the murder of a progressive journalist Santanu Bhowmick by BJP-backed IPTF miscreants in Tripura,” said a party statement.
Bhowmick was hacked to death on Wednesday while covering clashes that broke out between the Communist Party of India-Marxist’s Tribal wing Tripura Rajya Upajati Ganamukti Parishad workers and the cadres of the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura, a tribal-based opposition party, in Tripura.
“On the heels of the murder of Gauri Lankesh has come yet another killing of a progressive journalist. There is a clear pattern in this employed by the RSS-BJP particularly in the states were elections are due of silencing progressive journalists and the dissemination of truth to the people,” said the statement.
The party demanded that the culprits be brought to book immediately.