“Invisible hand of govt” behind journo attack - JVP

“Invisible hand of govt” behind journo attack - JVP

July 31, 2011   11:23 am

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The government has still not been able to arrest anyone responsible for the brutal attack on ‘Uthayan’ News Editor. Being able to flee after attacking a journalist in Jaffna where security is at a maximum level does mean “the invisible hand of the government has been active,” the JVP accused.

“Hence, the government will not be able to evade allegations aimed at it for the attack.” the party stated in a media release. 

The people in the country as well as masses in the world would have their eyes open to see whether the government would be silent as in other instances when journalists were targeted for attacks, it said.

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) further claimed that the News Editor of ‘Uthayan’ newspaper, Gnanasundaram Kuganathan, had been attacked not even a week after the government held the local government elections in the North and “boasted that there was democracy there”.

“This vividly indicates the caliber of the so-called democracy of the government.”

Meanwhile TNA Jaffna District parliamentarian and Uthayan Group of Newspapers Publisher, E. Saravanabhavan has stated that upon his visit to the Jaffna Hospital yesterday (July 30) he had been informed by doctors that the journalist was still unconscious and that his situation can only be confirmed after 36 hours.

Saravanabhavan revealed that a complaint had been lodged by the newspaper group at the Jaffna Police however, he added, no arrests have been made so far. 


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