Cartoonist Bala exposed Tirunelveli district collector's inactivity: Journalist Mani

ANI | Updated: Nov 07, 2017 09:15 IST

Cartoonist Bala exposed Tirunelveli district collector's inactivity: Journalist Mani .

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], November 7 (ANI): A week after the arrest of Tamil Nadu cartoonist Bala, a regional journalist, Mani, said that the former faced legal actions just for exposing the inactivity of the Kasidharmam">Kasidharmam's District Collector .

"When the inactivity of the DC was exposed by cartoonist Bala, it provoked them and he filed a case that the cartoon demeaned himself," Mani said .

Mani elaborated the sequences that led to Bala's arrest and said, "The incident begins in Tirunelveli district . In every village, giving interest is exploiting and pushes poor people to death . In a village called Kasidharmam">Kasidharmam, a family along with small children burned themselves in front of the collector office but no action was taken" .

"When the inactivity of the DC was exposed by cartoonist Bala, through a cartoon showing these authorities naked protecting themselves while watching the family burn, it provoked them . The cartoon demeaned him but the burning of the poor people, the chronic disease of interest did not," he added .

He further stressed that even though the DC has a right to file a case, it is not needed to arrest the person if he is not supposed to run away or damage the witnesses . (ANI)

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