Issue of missing Indian journalist taken up with Myanmar Govt


By- Staff Reporter | Date- December 14, 2011

In context of the missing journalists from Assam who have remained traceless, Home Minister, P Chidambaram has confirmed that the issue has been taken up at the highest level with the Myanmar Government. It was also reported that that the matter of the missing duo was taken up with the President of Myanmar.

The Indian journalists, Rajib Bhattacharya and Pradip Gogoi of Assam, were reported to be detained in Myanmar by the Burmese army. Bhattacharya is from the newly launched daily newspaper Seven Sister’s Post from Guwahati. The newspaper is edited by former BBC journalist Subir Bhaumik. Rajib Bhattacharya went to take an exclusive interview from the Commander-in-Chief of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Paresh Baruah at the outfit’s bases located in jungles of China and Myanmar.

It is to be mentioned that the Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) had appealed to the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh to look into the issue of the two Assamese journalists who have remained untraced since their detention in Myanmar on December 3 last.

So far the Centre is clueless over the whereabouts of the two journalists. The Indian Army has been also alerted and currently on their lookout, as per reports.

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