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Concern over security of journalists

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma on Sunday expressed concern over incidents of attacks on scribes, saying he favours bringing a law to ensure security of journalists in the State.

There have been incidents in which journalists were attacked by anti-social elements and this needs to be checked.

There is a need to safeguard scribes, he said.

Last year in Uttar Pradesh, a young journalist, working for a Hindi daily, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Billhaur, 60 km from Kanpur, and in April, a TV journalist was shot at by unidentified assailants outside his house in Ghaziabad leaving him seriously injured.

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