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Daily Desher Katha starts Publication : DM West Sandip Mahatme, CM Biplab’s dirty plans derailed by High Court
TIWN Oct 11, 2018
Daily Desher Katha starts Publication : DM West Sandip Mahatme, CM Biplab’s dirty plans derailed by High Court
PHOTO : Daily Desher Katha today publication.

AGARTALA, Oct 11 (TIWN): As announced with High Court's stay order on the illegal banning of Tripura Bengali newspaper "Daily Desher Katha", the newspaper publication has re-started from today after 10 days of suspension.

Desher Katha publication was stopped by West District Magistrate Sandeep Mahatme illegally on October 1st night, under the pressure of ruling Govt, which has been also alleged by Advocate Bikash Bhattacharjee who also served as the Advocate General in Tripura for long.

With certain paper issues, Desher Katha was stopped forcefully by West DM after one BJP Minister Ratan lal Nath openly challenged in press meet that he will stop Desher Katha publication. But on the last date of hearing at DM office RNI issued certificate to Desher Katha but calling RNI Office and summoning SDM, DM Sandeep Mahatme had cancelled the RNI certificate.

The whole issue went illegally and then CPI-M knocked High Court and High Court in its hearing on yesterday by Chief Justice Ajay Rastogi stayed DM's order saying in no case, news publication can be stopped.

Advocate Bikash Bhattacharjee who also served as the Advocate General in Tripura for long and Ex-Editor of Daily Desher Katha Gautam Das has called a joint press meet at the newspaper office after High Court's order. 

Addressing in the press conference, Bikash Bhattacharjee said, "Freedom of press comes under fundamental rights and the rights of press have been repeated by Supreme Court whenever attack upon media came. District Magistrate of West District Sandeep Mahatme not only illegally stopped the newspaper but also challenged to stop the newspaper if needed by police. Such incident never happened earlier in whole India and State Govt has helped in this illegal work"

"The errors of publication, printer, editor can hardly lead to certain punishment of few hundred rupees charges but the whole judgement will be done by Magistrate not by the person who is passing the order, but going beyond all laws, the DM brought issue of 2015 and banned the newspaper. Even after RNI certified Daily Desher Katha the DM calling the RNI office cancelled the certificate, which is totally illegal", he said.

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