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The Press Club Of India has expressed its serious concern and reservation over the process of retrenchment and massive reduction and lay off of employees working with NDTV in various capacities since long and has asked its proprietor, the veteren journalist Prannoy Roy to unambiguously explain his view point to the Press Club Of India members and the entire media fraternity.

In a letter addressed to Prannoy Roy already acknowleged by him, the president and general secretary Gautam Lahiri and Vinay Kumar has said: as this year comes to an end, there are disturbing reports emanating from the NDTV which refer to massive reduction and lay-offs of employees connected with the news operations of your organisation.

The letter adds: the Press Club of India has been in the lead role of organising protest meets whenever NDTV was targeted by the government or curbs were sought to be put on it. The PCI has led the struggle for upholding the freedom of the press and expression. There is considerable concern among journalistic community over the current reported move of your organisation which might have been taken considering economic viability of running the news channel.
It further says that the PCI would like to invite you over to the Press Club of India to address a meet and make the stance of NDTV clear so that the journalistic community can understand the logic and reason behind any such move of large scale retrenchment. As you have been forthcoming in your approach, the PCI management is sure that you would accept our invitation to address a meet at PCI which we plan to hold over the next few days.

It may be recalled that the PCI has always been in the forefront when there were attempts to scuttle media freedom and in the case of NDTV as well it hald several protest meets and demonstrations at the PCI precincts few months ago.


No one can deny that there is no hindu terror says Kamal Hassan in one of his column
The TV channels are abuzz with one more TRP enhancing story pertaining to a comment of Bollywood veteran actor Kamal Haasan in one of his regular columns’ of a Southern periodical mentioning that ,”no one can deny that there is no hindu terror,” inviting number of heated and angry protests from the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party asking the actor to seek public apology for his highly objectionable remarks in his regular column castigating serious aspersion on Hindu community without any credible evidence in support of his derogatory statement.

The former Janata Party (S) president Subramanium Swamy who’s now in BJP and himself a knowledgeable man on law apart from being a professor as well, Subramaniam lashed out at the actor trying to become a politician, Kamal Hasan, calling him a pompuous idiot with no logics while giving bite to one of the television channels.

Extremely furious and angry over the actor’s anti hindu remarks the fire brand leader who’s popularly known as the Nehru Gandhi family’s ardent opponent having filed a case of alleged misappropriation of funds of National Herald against Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Subramaniam Swamy accused Kamal Hasan as a man without morality and ethics whether they are the financial or personal morals and demanded that NIA should step in to investigate him for his baseless, concoted and fabricated charges against Hindu community. Subramanium Swamy sad he has no thought in his head.

The actor is a morally corrupt person, and is without personal or financial morals. Selfish motives are always a driving force for him added Swamy. Swamy expressed the concern that the hindu population is decreasing every year and said that it would be better if Kamal Hasan converts himself to a Muslim.

He was replying to the reporter of Times Now channel after being asked to give his reaction to the actor’s anti hindu remarks in one of his newspaper columns. It may be recalled that the prominent celluloid actor of the South and Hindi films Kamal Hasan has been in the front page news recently when he met AAP CHIEF and Delhi CM Arvind Kejrival and discussed possibilities of his entry in active politics but showed his primary interest in joining Super star Rajnikant’s party in case he forms his new political formulation in the South.

It is however not clear as to in what context the actor has expressed this view point in his newspaper column as I have not gone through it till the time of writing this news item.



After the incessant victories of BJP in several states after it assumed power with more than absolute majority at the centre, it is for the first time that in the context of Gujarat elections it felt imbalanced in terms of confidence politically, particularly after the hectic campaigning of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and his largely attended public meetings. Rahul’s vociferous tirade against BJP and its central and state leadership including the prime minister of the country has compelled the state chief minister Rupani to launch a very serious tirade against Congress Party and its chief Sonia Gandhi’s political Secretary and RS MP Ahmed Patel indirectly terming him as the leader supporting anti India ISIS terrorist who once served in a Gujarat hospital as a technician of which the latter was the Trustee.

However, the Congress party stood solidly behind Ahmed Patel and countered the BJP hands down blaming it for accusing Congress leader of baseless and fabricated charges after it’ s apprehensions of losing the Gujarat elections in view of Rahul Gandhi’s increasing influence amongst the electrates of Gujarat. Meanwhile highly perturbed by the baseless charges of the Gujarat Chief Minister Rupani the political secretary to the Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Ahmed Patel shot a one and a half page letter to the union home minister Rajnath Singh demanding the guilty to be brought to justice irrespective of ideological or party affiliation. The letter states that the arrest of the ISIS fugitives pose a grave challenge to the land of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel as the people of Gujarat has a great history in believing in the principle of peaceful coexistence.

Anything that disturb the law and order eventually harm the merchantile ethos of Gujarat and hence deserved to be investigated with utmost gravity by competent law enforcing agencies. Matters of national security cannot be the prisoners of politics and niether should be reduced to baselessly maligning political opponents for petty electoral gains. This would be the greatest injustice, we would be doing in ourfight against terrorism. Ahmed Patel adds: Therefore , I find it extremely disturbing that the ruling party in Gujarat is vitiating the serious ongoing investigation just ahead of elections by making wild and unsbstantiated allegations.

As a member of parliament of India, who has taken the oath to uphold the sovereignity and the integrity of India, I call upon you (Home Minister) to take cognizanse of the matter as as the HM of India, instruct the relevant law enforcement agencies to take this investigation to its logical end in an impartial and logical manner which befits such a serious offence. Those guilty, irrespective of any faith or affiliation should be brought to justice. He finally concludes : Ahmed Patel’s unstinted support is with the government.