United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, on November 28, condemned the incident of killing of Tripura journalist Sudip Dutta Bhowmik. UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay termed the killing of Bhowmik as “the ultimate form of censorship.”

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Urging his killer to be brought to justice, she said, “Journalists make a fundamental contribution to society by providing information which nurtures enlightened public debate… The assassination of journalists is the ultimate form of censorship. The prosecution of such crimes is essential to deter attacks against the media.”

Sudip Dutta Bhowmik was killed by the body guard of 2nd battalion TSR commandant on November 21. His killing sparked off widespread protest across the state. The Opposition also alleged

break down of law and order in the state following the killings of two journalists within a span of two months in the state.

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