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Nakkheeran Gopal released!

 

Chennai Egmore Magistrate’s Court refuses to send Nakkeeran Gopal to judicial custody under IPC Sec 124.

Judiciary has stood with freedom of expression said Gopal after the verdict.

He also thanked all those who stood up for him.

Earlier Senior Journalist N Ram expressed his views about the case in the court.

N Ram’s arguments: Sec 124 does not apply here, creates a bad precedent and unnecessarily drags the Governor’s office into unnecessary controversies. Ram spoke after the Magistrate, who noticed him in the audience, invited him to speak.
Source: Sr Journalist RK Radhakrishnan

Nakkheeran Gopal said after his release that the report was published after due investigation and Nakkheeran will continue its investigative Journalism!

 

Stalin meets Nakkheeran Gopal and Vaiko

 

DMK President M K Stalin met Nakkheeran Gopal at Kasturba Govt. Medical Hospital in Triplicane.

He also met MDMK Gen. Secretary Vaiko who is being held in Egmore for sitting in dharna for not being allowed to meet Mr Gopal.

Later meeting the Press, the DMK President queried Why different yardsticks are being applied for those in the BJP and others. He urged that Nakkheeran Gopal be released immediately and warned that those responsible may have to face consequences for their actions at a later date!

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Pic courtesy: @arivalayam

‘An act that restricts the freedom of the media’

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Pic courtesy: FB – Kamal Haasan

An act that restricts the freedom of the media is a hand that gags the voice of a true democracy:
@ikamalhaasan on Nakkeeran Gopal ‘s Arrest

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DMK President MK Stalin on Nakkeeran Gopal’s arrest.

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The arrest of Nakkheeran Editor for publishing a series on the Professor’s issue is an open threat by the BJP and ADMK Governments’ to Freedom of expression and press freedom …

The center and the TN Governor are using the State Govt. to arrest those who are opposed to their ideology! Release Nakkheeran Gopal immediately!!

Nakkheeran Gopal arrested

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Nakkheeran Gopal, Editor and publisher of Nakkheeran Tamil Magazine was arrested from the Chennai airport at 8.15 am today by the Chennai Police, on a complaint from Tamil Nadu Governor’s office for publishing an article about the University sex scandal.

 

Rahul Gandhi in Rajasthan Campaign Trail

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi reached Rajasthan today to meet and interact with the people of Dholpur and Bharatpur, in the run up to the Assembly Elections there.

During the Congress regime, there were schemes like MNREGA, Farm loan waiver, food security, mid day meal- it is a long list. BJP is in power for the last 4 & a half years at Centre & 5 years in State. What are BJP’s achievements?:asked Rahul Gandhi addressing a public meeting in Dholpur.

An enthusiastic crowd cheered the Congress President as he shook hands with them.

 

SC declines early hearing

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Pic courtesy: Sabarimala.Kerala.gov.in

Urgent listing of Review petition of Sabarimala turned down by CJI Ranjan Gogoi after matter was mentioned by advocate Mathews Nedumpara. CJI Gogoi said ‘the matter will be listed in due course’ :
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Inaugural Sketch

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Puducherry CM V.Narayanasami inaugurated World Painting Campaign organised by World Record Biennale Foundation at Puducherry.

First Gold Medal

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Pic courtesy: PIB

Jeremy Lalrinnunga becomes the first ever Gold Medallist for Team India at the Youth Olympics Games , Buenos Aires 2018 as he successfully lifts a combined weight of 274 kgs in his Weightlifting Men’s 62 kg Group A event.

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