Abhay Patil, MLA Belgaum South in a press briefing gave more info on why the Breach of privilege was put against Kiran Thakur. Editor of Tarun Bharat daily. He gave press clippings on which the MLA had objections.
He also gave the press council of India regulations. He also categorically denied that Kiran Thakur was being targeted as he was owner of a Marathi paper. No border dispute is involved in this case he added.
A protest rally has been organized in support of Kiran Thakur by various organizations of the city on Monday at 10 am from Dharmveer Sambhaji Circle. The the rally will culminate at the DC’s office where a memorandum would be given. Various groups have come together and said that this is a attack on the freedom of the press.
Kiran Thakur has been summoned by the assembly to be present in front of it tomorrow, Monday.
It will have to be seen as to what happens when Mr.Kiran Thakur appears in the assembly and replies to the allegations made against him.