Tamil Nadu Government Withdraws 90 Defamation Cases Filed Against Media Outlets

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Published: July 29,2021 10:22 PM
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin ordered withdrawal of 90 cases against journalists, dailies and television channels on charges of defamation and other offenses against the government

July 29, 2021: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Thursday ordered withdrawal of 90 cases against journalists, dailies and television channels on charges of defamation and other offenses against the government.



The cases were filed between 2012 and February 2021 against editors, printers and publishers of newspapers and television channels under the ruling period of the previous ADMK govt..



The English dailies The Hindu, The Times of India, The Economic Times, Tamil newspapers Dinamalar, DMK organ Murasoli, Dinakaran and Tamil magazines Ananda Vikatan, Junior Vikatan and Nakkeran faced such cases.



The television channels were Puthiya Thalaimurai, News 7, Kalaignar Tholaikatchi, Sathiyam, Captain, NDTV and Times Now.



Fulfilling DMK's poll promise that 'all defamatory cases filed against journalists out of vengeance' would be withdrawn, Stalin ordered dropping of 90 libel cases, an official said.



In the backdrop of the order, several journalists took to Twitter to thank CM Stalin for withdrawing the cases.