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INS condemns Tamil weekly editor's arrest

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has condemned the arrest of a well-known of a vernacular weekly in Nadu over articles allegedly disparaging the state's governor, and demanded the immediate withdrawal of the

R Gopal, the of magazine 'Nakkheeran', was arrested Tuesday on a complaint from over articles that allegedly disparaged

walked free within hours after a court rejected the police's plea for his remand.

of the Indian Newspaper Society, Jayant Mammen Mathew, on behalf of the entire community of INS members, strongly condemns the arrest, a statement from INS said.

"Constitutional authorities must exercise restraint and respect the freedom of press.

"The Society appeals to the of to intervene urgently in this matter to rein in gubernatorial excess. It also demands the immediate withdrawal of the against Mr. and his colleagues," the statement said.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 22:00 IST