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Thursday, August 18, 2011

MAFIA: High time government protected whistleblowers!


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expressbuzz.com / The New Indian Express / Last Updated : 17 Aug 2011 11:13:25 PM IST.

Shehla Masood has joined the long list of whistleblowers who have had to pay with their lives for targeting the corrupt. She was shot dead by unknown assailants in Bhopal apparently because of her energetic investigation of tiger poachers. Although she had complained to the authorities about the threats she was receiving after she began inquiries into the death of a tigress in the Bandhavgarh National Park, no protection was provided. Yet, there was undoubtedly a need for the authorities to be alert about the danger she faced because, in addition to her pursuit of poachers, she was engaged in exposing illegal diamond mining in the state.


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