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People's March Banned by District Magistrate on 14-02-2008

Dear friends,
After arresting me and jailing me on 14-02-2008 (58 days in jail) the District Magistrate who is also the District Collector of Ernakulam has pasted a notice at my Tripunithura address of People's March that People's March is banned.

Reproduced below the proceedings of the District Collector.

P.Govindan kutty
Editor, People's March

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Proceedings of the District Collector & District Magistrate, Ernakulam
(Present: Sri A.P.M.Mohammed Hanish. I.A.S.

M6.7364/08 Date 14-02-2008

Sub: Publication of “People’s March” – Prohibitory orders issued- Reg.
Read: 1. Report No: 324/T/2008/TS dated 6-2-2008 of the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Thrikkakkara
2. Order dated 1.2.2008 in Bail application No: 265/2008 of the Hon. High Court of Kerala.

As per the reference read as 1st above, it has been requested to cancel the registration of “People’s March”, since the said magazine (RNI No: KER/ENG/2000/2051), edited, owned, printed and published by Sri Govindan kutty S/o Sangunny Menon, Peroor house, Vadakkekkota bhagom, Tripunithura, contained materials that are seditious in nature, bringing about contempt and disaffection against the Government of India by projecting ideologies and activities of CPI (Maoist), banned in many states. It has been reported that a case (Cr.780/07 of Thrikkakkara Police Station) was registered against Sri Govindan kutty, on the basis of the report of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Govt. of India, relating to the blocking of the website http//:peoplesmarch.com for hosting anti national contents. The bail application moved by Sri Govindan kutty has been rejected by the Sessions Court, Ernakulam on 5.1.2008 in Crl. MC.2/08 and by the Hon. High Court of Kerala on 1.2.2008 in B.A.265/2008.

Further, in its order, as per the reference read as 2nd above, the Hon. High Court of Kerala has observed that a reading of “People’s March” published and edited by Sri Govindan kutty is sufficient to prima facie drive home the allegations against him.

In these circumstances, the publication, sale, distribution and circulation of the magazine named “People’s March” is hereby prohibited in the district of Ernakulam, since the said magazine is found to be containing materials that are seditious subversive in nature, bringing about contempt and disaffection against the Government of India.

The Commissioner of Police, Kochi city and Superintendent of Police, Ernakulam Rural,, Aluva, shall implement this order forthwith.

The Additional District Magistrate, Ernakulam shall take immediate necessary steps to take up the matter with the Registrar of Newspapers of India, New Delhi, so as to get the registration of the said magazine, cancelled.

Dated this the 14th day of February, 2008.

Signed
District Magistrate.

To
All Concerned.

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People's March Editor released from Prison

Dear friends,
I was released from prison today around noon.
I thank the print and mass media in extending their support for my struggle in prison.
I thank the civil and democratic rights orgonisations, Kerala Working journalists union, Advocates P.A. Paura, Madhusudan in extending legal assistance, Arundati Roy, Girish Karnad, Maheshwata Devi in exposing my cause.
People's March publication will be resumed as early as possible.
Normally police seize only the hard disks of any computer. In My case they seized the whole C.P.U., Monitor, Key Board, Mouse, Speekers everything. I have to buy everything as the seized items will be returned only after the closure of the case by court.
Normally police seize only the SIM card. In my case police seized the mobile itself.
That means I have to spend money for a computer and mobile.
The owners of the printing press which prints People's March were threatened by police. They refuse to print People's March. These are he problems before the People's March. Eventough People's March is a Registered Newspaper registered under the Registrar of Newspapers for India.
Liberal financial assistance is the ned of the hour to resume People's March publication.

P.Govindan kutty
Editor, People's March

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