Defamatory News: Press Council to Hear Popular Front’s Complaints on 16th July against Ten News Papers

21 June 2013 New Delhi Press Release

New Delhi: The Press Council of India has issued intimation to ten newspapers to appear before the inquiry committee for hearing on 16th July in response to the complaints filed by Popular Front of India, said O.M.A. Salam, General Secretary of the organization here on Friday.
Popular Front approached the Press Council of India, the regulatory body over media, in April, last year against ten news papers viz., Dainik Jagran Hindi Daily (Meerut), Dainik Jagran Hindi Daily (Delhi), Hindustan Times English Daily (Lucknow), The Asian Age English Daily (Delhi), Deccan Chronicle English Daily (Ernakulam, Kerala), Nav Bharat Times Hindi Daily (Delhi), The Inquilab Urdu Daily (Delhi), The New Indian Express English Daily (Calicut, Kerala), The Sunday Guardian English Weekly (Delhi), The Pioneer (Delhi) for publishing defamatory news against the organization with malicious intention to lower and damage its reputation. Subsequently, the complaints were taken on the file and show cause notices were issued to the newspapers.

In furtherance, now the Council had issued intimation to said news papers to appear before the inquiry committee for hearing on 16th July. The advocates Bahar U. Barki, Maroof Ahmed and A. Mohamed Yusuff will represent Popular Front of India in the Council.

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