He talks about how the BJP-led state government and its police have made sure that all independent reporting in the conflict zone stops.
Since January this year, there has been an unprecedented crackdown on journalists in Chhattisgarh’s Adivasi-dominated Bastar, better known for the two-decade-long Maoist insurgency. Many, who reported against police excesses in the region, have been branded as either ‘anti-national’ or ‘Naxal’, harassed, arrested, and tortured. The Wire previously reported on how Bastar is turning into a media black hole.
The Wire speaks to Prabhat Singh, who was arrested in March this year, and has been released on bail recently.