Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Times of India report Chennai edition today on the blog

Lawyers take to blogging on HC clash

Chennai: Even as the Justice Srikrishna Committee is inquiring into the policelawyers clash, the advocates have started a blog to highlight their version of the issue to the public.
“Welcome to those who wish their opinions to be informed by facts and imbued with truth about the shameful attack on the Madras High Court, on 19th February 2009 which marks a new nadir in the history of democracy in India.” This is the note which welcomes any visitor to the blog called
www.liberatemadrashighcourt.blogspot.com started by a group of advocates.
The blog, with videos and articles, presents the lawyer’s version of the February 19 clash. There are around 21 followers for the blog till date and around seven persons who have been contributing regularly. R Vaigai, a senior advocate with the HC, said, “The media did not portray the clash properly, so the advocates decided to start this blog”
A police officer, who sought anonymity, said, “We cannot start blogs or indulge in protests as we will get suspended”.
(Courtesy: Times of India, Chennai edition, 3/03/09)

1 comment:

  1. Why do the state and the police need a blog when all their incredible stories find a receptive audience in a section of the media