வினை விதைத்தவன் வினையறுப்பான்,தினை விதைத்தவன் தினையறுப்பான்.
Supporters of the ruling AIADMK on 7-1-2012 ransacked the office of Tamil bi-weekly Magazine ‘Nakkeeran’ in the city and burnt its copies across Tamil Nadu to condemn an article published by it allegedly defaming Party Supreme and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
During DMK rule The attack on the Dinakaran office allegedly by Alagiri’s supporters happened after the daily published a survey that said Dayanidhi Maran – son of late Murasoli Maran and a nephew of Karunanidhi – ranked ahead of Alagiri, the DMK’s strongman from Madurai, in popularity. Dinakaran employees Vinoth, Gopi and Muthupandi died when the Dinakaran office was burnt. The incident was recorded on video by several news channels.
At first, the acts of AIADMK’s men who attacked the Nakkheeran’s office in Chennai are condemnable. At the same time, we should see that such magazines are in the habit of publishing these articles for mere publicity. Nakkeeran is one of such magazines. In the name of democracy of express, such writings cannot be accepted. People are not interested what the menu of Ms. Jayalalithaa is and it is a private affair.
Meanwhile, AIADMK’s organising secretary and former minister C. Ponnaiyan, in a statement issued here, condemned the magazine’s publishers and the editor, saying the article was published to tarnish the image of Jayalalithaa. He said AIADMK founder M.G. Ramachandran (MGR) had never said that Jayalalithaa is a beef eater. Ponnaiyan said both MGR and Jayalalithaa were not beef eaters. “Legal action will be taken against the owner, publisher and the editor of the magazine for publishing such a false article,” .
Condemning the attack on the magazine office, DMK president M. Karunanidhi said in a statement that such attacks were not acceptable in a democratic country. Karunanidhi comment is like Satan preaches bible. What was Karunanidhi doing when Dinakaran office was attacked and workers killed during his regime? What was he doing when years ago the Tamil daily Dinamalar, Alai osai and Tharasu Magazine were attacked? Whether he forgotten those days?
Magazines should not misuse the freedom of the Press. Let Nakkeeran support Karunanidhi, but Gopal should not defame his opponent for extraneous reasons. Karunanidhi must also think what was happened in his regime for the Magazines like Dinakaran, Dinamalar and Alai Osai is now repeating for his mouth piece. Reap what you sow.