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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (DV)
Mangalore, Nov 13: The Karavali Sangharsha Samiti staged a protest against the state government for the arrest of TV journalist Naveen Soorinje near the DC office in the city.
U T Khader, addressing the gathering, said, "Let the police prove that Naveen is guilty in the case. They intentionally fixed his name in the case. Unfortunately, we still can find some miscreants roaming in the city but they are not still detained. The government is showing the fascist regime. The CM has failed in this matter. Even C T Ravi flayed and compared this attack to talibanization but he is still mum. C T Ravi failed to uphold the law."
Ramantha Rai, MLA, said, "This is a democracy and everyone has freedom of expression. The reporter went to report the event but he was framed. It is not fair in a democracy. Presently, in the coastal areas, some goons are trying to disrupt the communal harmony by placing the head of dead animals near religious monuments. The government should protect communal harmony in the state."
M G Hegde, JD(S) leader, said,"It is a plan to curb the freedom of expression of the society by the BJP government. They had a duty to protect the reporter but they failed."
M Sanjeeva, leader of CPI(M), B Madhava, leader of CPI, JR Lobo, Sushil Noranha, Gulzar Bhanu, Shashiraj Shetty, T K Sanjeeva Jayanthi Shetty and PY Mohan were present on the occasion.