The Editors Guild of India said the accusations against Zahra and Ashiq were a "gross misuse of power" meant to "strike terror into journalists."
"Three local men who raped the woman inside the school on April 23 have been arrested and sent to jail," Parth Sharma, a deputy superintendent of police in Sawai Madhopur district in Rajasthan and the investigating officer in the case, told Reuters by telephone.
India has also ordered a pause in testing for antibodies to the coronavirus because of concern over the accuracy, health officials said on Wednesday, complicating the fight against the epidemic as its tally of cases nears 20,000, including 640 deaths.
Jyoti Amge, who is just 62.8 centimetres tall, encouraged people to wash their hands and wear a mask and gloves when they leave their homes as she made appearances across Nagpur city, in Maharashtra state.
The airline will keep paying a small number of employees on payroll to restart operations when the government allows flights, the report said, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state with a total number of cases rising to 8,068, followed by Gujarat which reported 3,301 cases and Delhi which has reported 2,981 cases, according to the health ministry data.
Indian drones pursue locusts as swarms destroy swathes of crops. Authorities step up their response to the country's worst plague in nearly three decades.
Malls and temples reopened in several cities across India on Monday despite the country recording a record daily number of new coronavirus infections, with the pandemic expected to ravage the country for weeks.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a televised address to the nation, said the challenge was to stop the virus from spreading to new parts of the country, but held out hope that some restrictions could be eased next week in the least-affected areas to allow essential activities.