Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sudheeran deplores filing of 'fake' cases against scribes

KOZHIKODE: Deploring registration of 'fake' cases against women journalists, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President V M Sudheeran Saturday urged the authorities to withdraw it immediately.

Talking to reporters here, he said cases were registered against the two women journalists in connection with alleged attack by lawyers at Thiruvananthapuram recently.

The KPCC chief said he was not blaming the entire lawyer community but a section among them who committed mistakes inviting wrath on all of them.

He also criticised poster campaign against the journalists in the state capital yesterday.

The Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) had approached the apex court seeking direction to the Registrar of the Kerala High Court to reopen media rooms at the High Court and at various lower courts and facilitate 'safe and dignified access' for journalists to courts.

This followed arbitrary closure of media rooms in the High Court and lower courts by a section of lawyers apparently in protest against media hype on a government pleader who was caught on camera misbehaving with a woman in Kochi.

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