Journalists Killed  |  India

Ghulam Rasool Sheikh

Rehnuma-e-Kashmir and Saffron Times

April 10, 1996, in Kashmir, India

Sheikh, editor of the Urdu-language daily Rehnuma-e-Kashmir and the English-language weekly Saffron Times, was found dead on April 10 floating in Kashmir's Jhelum River. He had written about an increase in killings and arson incidents his hometown, Pampur. Family members say a militia group backed by Indian state security forces had kidnapped him in March.


Medium: Print

Job: Editor

Beats Covered: Human Rights

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Paramilitary Group

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: Yes

Tortured: No

Threatened: No


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