India condemns killing of journalist Danish Siddiqui at UNSC

Saturday, July 17, 2021

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 The News Cover: the killing of Pulitzer prize winner Indian journalist danish Siddiqui in Afghanistan Kandahar province has caused. the star internationally the incident has brought into focus the issue of security of journalists, in the region marred by deadly violence. the Indian journalist was killed on duty while working on an assignment he was covering a clash between the Afghan army, and the Taliban Indian foreign secretary harsh single has raised. the issue of the inter united nations security council along with condemning the brutal act of violence and ensuring accountability for violations of humanitarian law single has also paid his condolences to the photojournalists family in this regard. 

we condemn the killing of an Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, while he was on a reporting assignment in Kandahar in Afghanistan yesterday. I extend our sincerest condolences to his believed family Mr president the complex nature of humanitarian situations around the world today, demands the urgent attention of the council. we believe that the primary responsibility for providing protection and assistance in a humanitarian crisis lies with the concerned country. and its national government Indian envoy to Campbell ruled rendra tandon is in touch with Afghan authorities to bring back the mortal remains of danish Siddiqui according to beyond sources. the body has been handed over by the Taliban to the international committee, of red cross Afghan president Ashraf Ghani said that he was deeply saddened by Siddiqui's demise Ghani added that his government was committed, to the protection of journalists let's dive right into who was this Indian journalist and what led to his killing. 

the incident happened near the spin Baldur border crossing with Pakistan a senior Afghan official was also killed in the Taliban attack Siddiqui was embedded as a journalist with the Afghan special forces in Kandahar he had been reporting on the Afghanistan conflict for Reuters according to Reuters Siddiqui was earlier wounded by shrapnel while reporting on the clashes he was recovering. at the time of his death, Siddiqui was part of the Reuters team which received. the Pulitzer prize in 2018. Afghanistan is considered one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists according to UNESCO at least 13 journalists were killed in 2016. 11 were murdered in 2017 targeted john killings of journalists rose in 2018-16 journalists were killed that year five and six journalists were killed in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

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