Madras Court in Favor of The Hindu’s Editor-in-Chief
The Hindu’s Editor-in-Chief has been given clean chit by the Madras High Court. During a telephonic interview, Hindu’s Editor-in-Chief Ram said, “We are happy about the order that vindicates our position”.
Ram has been in news since May when he moved to Madras high court against CLB. CLB is a part-judicial body which acts as an umpire in corporate disputes. On 20th May, the CLB asked The Hindu to change its tradition of posting family members to the editorial post. The dispute was actually raised between the two groups of the board of The Hindu’s publishers Kasturi and Sons Ltd and Ram.
Earlier, it was reported that Ram directed the divestment of editorial responsibility given to various members of the family. He further proposed the removal of N Ravi, Editor, and Joint Editors Nirmala Lakshman, K Venugopal and Malini Parthasarathy. Moreover, it has further been revealed that for the first time Ravi was to be replaced as editor by the head of the daily’s bureau in Delhi, Siddharth Varadarajan, someone not from the family.
However, during the final trial of the High Court, the court announced judgment in favor of Ram by striking down an earlier Company Law Board stay in this regard. The judgment by the Madras High Court has not been welcomed by his brother Kasturi who said that they will move the case to Supreme Court.