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26 Aug 2019, Edition - 1504, Monday

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Coimbatore

Journalist bodies condemn case against Tamil TV Channel, reporter

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore: Various Press and Media associations today condemned the police for registering a case against a Tamil TV Channel and its reporter, following a problem during a public debate organised by it here two days ago.

Police have also registered cases against Tamil film Director, Ameer allegedly for attempting to divide society on communal lines and MLA U Thaniyarasu for supporting him, during the “Round Table” debate on people right to protest, on Friday last.

Ameer’s’ remarks, referring to the communal tension in the aftermath of the murder of Hindu Munnani spokesperson C Sasikumar some two years ago in the city, had led to a few from the audience, including BJP and Hindu Munnani
workers, raising objection, leading to disruption of the debate, in which leaders of various political parties had participated.

Thaniyarasu had also supported the views of Ameer. While Ameer was booked under section section 153(A) and 505 of IPC, Thaniyarasu for abetting him.

Police also registered cases against the TV Channel and the reporter, who booked a private college for the function under sections 153(A), 505 (A) and 3(1) of Tamil Nadu Property Preventon of Damage and Loss Act for organising
the programme.

Various press and media associations here had condemned the action of police for registering cases against the Channel and reporters, even as CPIM, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, Uzhavar Uzhappalargal Katchi criticised the
police action and asked to withdraw the cases.

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