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Tamil scribes demand release of Sri Lankan journalist PDF Print E-mail
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TissaninayagamCHENNAI: A delegation of the Madras Union of Journalists (MUJ) on Friday met the Sri Lankan Deputy Higher Commissioner for South India Vadivel Krishnamurthy and submitted a memorandum addressed to the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa seeking the immediate release of ethnic Tamil journalist J S Tissainayagam, who was recently sentenced to 20 years by a court in Sri Lanka.

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Modi's hindutva Fatwa rejected by HC PDF Print E-mail
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Ahmedabad, Sep 4 (IANS) Expelled Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh finally has reason to smile as the Gujarat High Court Friday overturned the state government’s ban on his book “Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence”. A full-bench comprising Chief Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan, Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice K.M. Thaker, hearing a public interest petition, ruled against the ban.   Elated by the decision, Singh said he was “thrilled, absolutely thrilled” by the high court judgement and added it was a positive reflection on the judiciary. But, he told CNN-IBN television channel, “one should not have to go to the court for this”.

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PW approaches NHRC against Police torture of journalist PDF Print E-mail
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The arrest of a Bhubaneswar based scribe issue took a new turn when a human rights group approached NHRC alleging serious human rights violation. People's Watch requested NHRC and SHRC to take necessary action against the law violators. CASE OF Police torture and illegal arrest of a Bhubaneswar based journalist took a new turn on Wednesday (August 26), when a human rights group approached Indian National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and alleged serious human right violation.

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Muslim ‘Terrorists’ Manufactured by the Media PDF Print E-mail
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Media and TerrorismIt is not just the ‘loony’ ‘vernacular’ media, as many are given to believe, but even the ‘respectable’, ‘mainstream’, ‘national’ English-language press in India that have sedulously cultivated the notion of ‘Islamic terrorism,’ so much so that the image of Muslims in general being either terrorists or their sympathizers enjoys wide currency today. While it is true that some of the most dastardly terror attacks that India has witnessed in recent years have been the handiwork of some Muslims—and this is something that the vast majority of the Indian Muslims themselves deplore—it is also undeniable that Muslims have been unfairly blamed for many other attacks or alleged ‘terror plots’ by the police as well as the media in which they have had no role to play at all. Many Muslims—and others, too—believe that these false allegations are not innocent errors, but can be said to represent a deliberate and concerted effort to defame and demonise an entire community and the religion with which it is associated.

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Kamala Saikia's murder is an 18 year old misery PDF Print E-mail
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At long last the bereaved family of journalist Kamala Saikia, who was murdered 18 years ago, sees a ray of hope for justice. The freedom fighter turned teacher-journalist was killed by the Ulfa on 19 August 1991 (the outfit admitted this 15 years later in an official statement). Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has taken the inititive to go into the matter. All these years investigations had been very slow. The Prime Minister was briefed about the professional hazard of media persons in Assam — over the 20 years as many 20 editor-journalists have fallen to the bullets of anti-social elements

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