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Is it important for the public to know that a newly promoted civil servant may have been involved in covering up a murder?

When G. C. Murmu was appointed lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir, most news outlets covered the story, and many carried short biographies of Murmu. His IPS batch, his "reputation for industriousness" and that he was close to Narendra Modi. Very few mentioned an audio recording in which he allegedly discusses obstructing the investigation into the murder of Ishrat Jahan and others.

Punishing dissent in Modi's India

Here are a few recent instances of people being punished for speaking truth to power. Or just doing their jobs. There are, of course, many many more examples like this.

Government employees... beware of speaking up! (Or even just doing your job.)


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