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Wednesday, Dec 01, 2021
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That's A No-Fly Zone

That's A No-Fly Zone
That's A No-Fly Zone
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Call it the establishment’s deep suspicion of Hindus, or see it as another example of the odds journalists encounter here. On March 6, The News reporter Mukesh Rupeta (left, in picture) and his cameraman, Sanjay Kumar, went missing on an assignment for Geo TV at the Jacobabad airbase. For two months, nobody knew their whereabouts until an ISI officer asked Geo TV to confirm their identity. Early June, Geo TV went public about the disappearance of the journalists, and approached the president and the PM for redressal. On June 22, they were produced in the Jacobabad civil court. The following day both Mukesh and Sanjay were released, prompted by criticisms about their illegal detention. Mukesh told Outlook he was filming planes taking off from the base in a story where locals had complained of hearing unfamiliar sounds. Mukesh said. "I thought we’d be killed. They wanted us to confess we were Indian intelligence agents." The two scribes had lost so much weight in jail, family members initially didn’t recognise them in court.
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