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‘Today, They Have Arrested Me. Tomorrow, They Can Do It To You Too.’

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‘Today, They Have Arrested Me. Tomorrow, They Can Do It To You Too.’

An interview with independent journalist Rupesh Kumar Singh from Jharkhand who has been languishing in Seraikela Jail after being arrested on July 17 from his house in Ramgarh by Kharsawan police.

Illustration: Saahil

Siddique Kappan has been in prison since 2020, when he was arrested on his way to Hathras, UP, to report the gang rape of a Dalit woman. Moha­m­­med Zubair was arrested after a complainant alleged that the AltNews co-founder had hurt his religious sentiments. These are but two of numerous instances of attacks on mediapersons, and especially the non-mainstream media that have been ongoing in India over the past few years.

On July 17, independent journalist Rupesh Ku­m­­ar Singh from Jharkhand was arrested from his house in Ramgarh by Kharsawan police. His partner Ipsa says that before Singh’s arrest, a dozen cops searched their house for nine hours and confiscated two laptops, two phones and other things.

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