President expresses concern over Kerala High Court

Thursday, Oct 6, 2016,12:51 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday expressed concern over the stand off involving a section of advocates and the media in Kerala affecting coverage of judicial proceedings in the Kerala High Court.

This was conveyed to a media delegation headed by Philip Mathew, Editor, Malayala Manorama, also comprising M V Shreyan’s Kumar, Director, Mathrubhumi, and M G Radhakrishnan, Chief Editor, Asianet, when they called on the President at the Rashtrapati Bhavan today.

Mathew handed over a memorandum to the President requesting his urgent intervention to defuse the situation and re-establish the rule of law and freedom of the press, which are pre-requisites of a healthy democracy.