Raise Your Voice Against Repeated Arrests of Mallanna: Gudur to Journalists

Raise Your Voice Against Repeated Arrests of Mallanna: Gudur to Journalists

Hyderabad, Oct 13 (Hydnow): Bharatiya Janata Party state senior leader Gudur Narayana Reddy on Wednesday urged the media houses and the journalist unions to raise their voice against repeated arrests of Teenmar Mallanna and protest his continuous detention.

In a media statement, he said that the media houses and journalist unions should question the oppressive attitude of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao. If not ,attacks on press freedom and fundamental rights would continue in the state. The journalists should come together to protect fellow journalist Mallanna from the oppressions of the government.

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He said that Teenmar Mallanna was arrested by the police on August 27 and he was in judicial custody for the past 47 days. He said that the police have arrested Mallanna even though he was granted bail.

He said that the ‘only crime’ of Mallanna was to contest against the ruling party candidate in MLC elections. Mallanna’s contest and canvassing has sent shivers through the spine of the ruling party during the elections period. Ever since Mallanna got sizable number of votes in the election, the ruling party has developed grudge against him.

He said that on the behest of the Chief Minister the police have foisted about 35 cases against Mallanna on same reason. “It seems that the police want to keep Mallanna under detention as many days as possible on the directions of the Chief Minister,” Narayana Reddy alleged.

He said that Mallanna has been exposing the ineffective administration and misrule of the Chief Minister for the past few years through Q-TV, web channel.

He said that Mallanna was an eloquent speaker in Telangana accent and he enthralls the audience with his caustic remarks and make them to think. He said that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao also uses similar oratory skills to attract the attention of the audience.


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