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MANGALORE : Unprecedented protest against blackmail journalism of Karavali Ale / B.V.Seetharam

January 14, 2009

“ಕರಾವಳಿ ಅಲೆ”, ಬಿವಿಸೀ ವಿರುದ್ಧ ಮಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾರೀ ಪ್ರತಿಭಟನೆ

Frustrated public protest against blackmail journalism of B.V.Seetharam and Karavali Ale in Mangalore

Frustrated public protest against blackmail journalism of B.V.Seetharam and Karavali Ale in Mangalore. Photo courtesy: Vartha Bharathi

Mangalore and Coastal Karantaka are not new to protests. But this protest was different – in an unprecedented protest, people were protesting against a “newspaper” Karavali Ale and its “Editor-in-Chief” B.V.Seetharam.

Perhaps for the first time in the history of Coastal Karnataka  and Mangalore, several hundred people including many women and children came out in street to protest blackmail journalist B.V.Seetharam and his newspaper “Karavali Ale”.

While few long distance patriots sitting out in places like Houston and some in media are trying hard to protect (like D.P.Satish of CNN-IBN who falsely attirbuted reason of arrest to RSS) their fellow media man B.V.Seetharam without knowing facts of the case, it is clear that public in Coastal Karnataka have had enough with B.V.Seetharam’s style of blackmail journalism.

People protesting against Karavali Ale first conducted a silence march and then shouted slogans against blackmail tactics of B.V.Seetharam and “Karavali Ale”.


“KARAVALI ALE” and B.V.Seetharam’s blackmail victims include people of all religions

Protest in Mangalore against newspaper Karavali Ale and its blackmail editor B.V.Seetharam

JAN 13 2009:Protest in Mangalore against newspaper Karavali Ale and its blackmail editor B.V.Seetharam

One has to note that people cutting across religious lines have been victims of Karavali Ale and B.V.Seetharam – so this is a truly secular public outrage in a region sharply divided along communal lines.


Even a magazine like “FRONTLINE” acknowledges this in article about B.V.Seetharam in its latest issue.


Karavali Ale was targeted by the public because it had been publishing articles against prominent Hindu religious leaders as well as Christians and Muslims for the past four to five years. He termed the attacks against the distribution network of the newspaper a ‘‘public revolt’’.

“The circulation of the newspaper fell by more than 50 per cent in December. If Seetaram’s allegations are correct, why haven’t any of the other local newspaper establishments stood by him?”

This is not the first time that the newspaper has ruffled feathers. In several of its reports, there is only a thin line between evidence-based journalistic critique and rhetoric that can be interpreted as being defamatory. Its style is a no-holds-barred kind, and it does not hesitate to make personal attacks.


B.V.Seetharam of Karavali Ale

B.V.Seetharam of Karavali Ale

As usual we can expect total blackout of this protest by Main Stream Media while a protest by few (less than a dozen) leftist buddies of Seetharam can get National Coverage (see CNN-IBN coverage and other coverage of a protest againdt BVSee’s arrest in Bangalore). As expected media faternity is very close knit when it comes to saving skin of one of their own.

Rights of common people somehow is less important than a blackmailer like B.V.Seetharam who blatantly ignored court summons like a two bit common criminal? and was arrested on a non-bailable warrant issued by a court?

Is suffering Bhojaraja Shetty and family is going through because of reckless blackmail journalism by B.V.Seetharam and Karavali Ale is somehow less important? B.V.Seetharam is now faking illness (like common criminals do) is enjoying five star luxury in hospitals – paid and taken care of by us tax payers. Something to think about….


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B.V.Seetharam’s blackmail victim speaks:”B.V.Seetaram demanded 1 Lakh Rupees. BVSee has ruined my life”. Meanwhile D.P.Satish of CNN-IBN tries to cover his blackmailing friend by filing false stories

January 9, 2009

“ಬಿ.ವಿ.ಸೀತಾರಾಮ್ ಒಂದು ಲಕ್ಷ ರೂಪಾಯಿ
ನೀಡುವಂತೆ ಬ್ಲಾಕ್ ಮೇಲ್ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದರು”

"B.V.Seetharam demanded one lakh rupees. When I didn't pay portrayed me as a rapist in his newspaper" - Bhojaraja Shetty in Press Conference, Udupi

"B.V.Seetharam demanded one lakh rupees. When I didn't pay he portrayed me as a rapist in his newspaper" - Bhojaraja Shetty in Press Conference, Udupi

B.V.Seetharam’s blackmail victim and person who filed defamation case against B.V.Seetharam shares his anguish in a Udupi Press Conference.

For those who can’t read Kannada here are the excerpts from Press Conference in which B.V.Seetharam’s victim Mr.Bhojaraja Shetty explained mental agony he had to go through because of B.V.Seetaram’s blackmail journalism. News from “Hosadiganta” – an upright daily newspaper from Mangalore.

UDUPI: “Witout any proof or basis, B.V.Seetaram of Karavali Ale newspaper portrayed me as a rapist. Please do not support such blackmail journalist who has ruined our life. Why aren’t you protesting such acts of B.V.Seetharam” asked Bhojaraja Shetty of Shankarapura (Udupi District).

In a press conference Shetty asked if there is no value for common man when a blackmail journalist like B.V.Seetharam can portray anyone as a rapist. “For two years B.V.Seetharam has mentally tortured me by blackmailing for 1 Lakh Rupees. I had not done any wrong neither did I have any money to pay. So when I didn’t pay B.V.Seetharam, he portrayed me as a rapist in his newspapers. I have full belief that court will provide me justice, but I am horrified that blackmail journalist like B.V.Seetharam is getting support in some sections of the society” he said.

Shetty also said “B.V.Seetharam ignored repeated summons on this case thus causing contempt of court. I had filed a case in July 31, 2007 and court had issued summons twice on July 7, 2008 and August 11, 2008. Still he did not respond and through Mangalore SP another warrant was issued on Nov 2, 2008. For defaming me, I need justice”.

Bhojaraja Shetty’s wife Shakuntala Shetty and lawyer Girish Aithal were present in the press conference.

Not surprisingly this Press Conference went unreported in most of the media.

In earlier post we explored how media is acting as if they are above law and above anguish of a victim clearly shows how brutal and corrupt media can be when one of their own is caught redhanded and arrested per court order.

Some more misinformation being spread by journalists of Karnataka to save one of their own:


D.P.Satish of CNN-IBN helps his blackmailing journalist friend B.V.Seetharam by twisting the issue and saying “Newspaper Editor held for criticising RSS”!

D.P.Satish of CNN-IBN misguides viewers by spreading false news to cover his friend blackmail journalist B.V.Seetharam

Ugly mug shot of liar unprofessional journalist D.P.Satish of CNN-IBN who misguided viewers by spreading false news to cover his friend blackmail journalist B.V.Seetharam. Please send email to to expose this false reporting of D.P.Satish

Can there be more shameful conduct than this? Facts are B.V.Seetharam was arrested on a non-bailable warrant issued by court and police just implemented the warrant. And warrant was for a defamation case where B.V.Seetharam had portrayed an innocent person as a rapist in his newspaper because that person did not pay up 1 Lakh Rupees asked by B.V.Seetharam.

Please expose this liar D.P.Satish by writing to his bosses at Whatever D.P.Satish’s political viewpoint is, it is totally unnecessary to drag RSS, BJP when B.V.Seetharam was arrested on a non-bailable warrant issued by a court in a defamation case. D.P.Satish is unprofessional journalist and media man who need to be investigated by busybodies in media for twisting the story to suit his viewpoint.


MANGALORE:TV9 Reporter blackmails couple for 3 lakhs;when turned down, shows them in a story on blue film!

August 19, 2007


ಸಭ್ಯ ದಂಪತಿಗಳಿಂದ ೩ ಲಕ್ಷ ರೂಪಾಯಿ ಕೇಳಿ ಉಗುಳಿಸಿಕೊಂಡ ಮಂಗಳೂರು ಟಿವೀ ನೈನ್ ವರದಿಗಾರ – ಹಣ ಸಿಗದಿದ್ದಾಗ ಬ್ಲೂಫಿಲ್ಮ್ ಸಂಬಂಧಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಸಾರ ಮಾಡಿ ಗೂಸಾ ತಿಂದು “ಕಚೇರಿ ಮೇಲೆ ಹಲ್ಲೆ”ಯೆಂಬ ನಾಟಕ!

ಇದು ಪತ್ರಿಕಾಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರವೇ!?

 TV9 reporter blackmails and demands 3 Lakh rupees

  • Mangalore – TV9 Reporter blackmails a couple from respected family after taking their footage in a road/building without their permission
  • Demands 3 Lakh Rupees
  • When turned down shows them in an episode on blue films!
  • When couple demand answers, claims they attacked TV9 office to coverup blackmail!
  • Usual suspects condemn “attack” – idiots in Press Club, local publicity hungry politicians raise “Freedom of Press” issue!

TV9 Crew who demanded 3 Lakh Rupees and then faked attack to coverup their blackmail tactics – Rajesh and Wilfred

TV9 Mangalore - Rajesh who demanded 3 Lakh rupees from a couple and when turned down showed them in a programme on Blue films

As this blog has exposed repeatedly, misusing Freedom of Press and resorting to blackmail / criminal activities has become a big business in Coastal Karnataka. People like B.V.Seetharam of Karavali Ale etc have virtually established a lucrative business model based on blackmail and exortion.

TV9 Reporters blackmail innocent people

It is sad that even visual media is not immune from this disturbing development. Anyone with digital camera now claims to be a journalist / TV reporter and harass people in all walks of life – students, teachers, businessmen, doctors, architects, police officials etc.

And if you question their demand, revenge is usually swift from these mercinaries in TV – imaginary stories are sewed up, your reputation is tarnished, you are shown as a goonda or worse “attacker on Press Freedom”

Idiot Press Club officials support blacmailer

Then there are of course local “Press Clubs” which wait for any incident and rush to Police officials and District Administration while turning blind eye to unethical activities of their own members. Can’t expect too much from these Press Club officebearers too – as being Press Club officebearers means lot of (blackmailing) power which leads to riches – that is why Press Club elections are hotly contested and lakhs of rupees are spent to become officebearer.


ನಾಯಿ ಕೊಡೆಯಂತೆ ಎತ್ತುತ್ತಿರುವ ಟಿವಿ ಚಾನೆಲ್ ಗಳಿಂದಾಗಿ ರಸ್ತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅಂಡಲೆಯಿತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಪುಂಡು ಪೋಕರಿಗಳೆಲ್ಲವೂ ಈಗ ಡಿಜಿಟಲ್ ಕೆಮರಾವನ್ನು ನೇತು ಹಾಕಿಕೊಂಡು, “ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತ”, “ವರದಿಗಾರ”ನೆಂದು ಹೇಳಿಕೊಂಡು ಲಕ್ಷಗಟ್ಟಳೆ ರೂಪಾಯಿ ಡಿಮಾಂಡು ಮಾಡುವುದು ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಹೋಗಿದೆ. ಇದೇ “ವರದಿಗಾರ”ರನ್ನು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಯಾವುದಾದರೊಂದು ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಕ್ಕೆ ಆಹ್ವಾನಿಸಿ ನೋಡಿ? ಕವರ್ ಇಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೆ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಕಡೆಯೂ ಮುಖ ಹಾಕುವುದಿಲ್ಲ ಈ “ವರದಿಗಾರ” ಆಸಾಮಿಗಳು!

ಇಂತಹ ಪುಂಡು ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರಿಂದ ಜನರನ್ನು ಬಚಾವು ಮಾಡಬೇಕಾದ ಪ್ರೆಸ್ ಕೌನ್ಸಿಲ್, ಪ್ರೆಸ್ ಕ್ಲಬ್ಬುಗಳೂ ಕೂಡ ಬ್ಲಾಕ್ ಮೇಲ್ ಫಿಕ್ಸಿಂಗ್, ಇಸ್ಪೀಟ್, ಕುಡಿತ ಜೂಜಾಟದ ಕ್ಲಬ್ ಗಳ ಅಡ್ಡೆಯಾಗಿವೆ. (ಇಲ್ಲಿ ನೋಡಿ:ಉಡುಪಿ ಬೋರ್ಡ್ ಹೈಸ್ಕೂಲ್ ಆವರಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಉಡುಪಿ ಪ್ರೆಸ್ ಕ್ಲಬ್ ಸದಸ್ಯರ ಮಜಾಮೊಜು) ಪರಿಸ್ಠಿತಿ ಹೀಗಿರುವಾಗ ಪುಂಡ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರ ಮೇಲೆ ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಜನರು ಕೈ ಎತ್ತುತ್ತಿರುವಂತಹ ಘಟನೆಗಳು ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯವಾದರೆ ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಈ “ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತ”ರು ತಮ್ಮನ್ನೇ ಶಪಿಸಬೇಕಷ್ಟೆ!


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“THE STATESMAN” of Kolkata quotes UdupiPressVictim Blog on B.V.Seetharam’s blackmail journalism

May 8, 2007

“The Statesman” of Kolkata covers Udupi Press Victim blog on B.V.Seetharam’s blackmail journalism

Reader Prashanth Jain writes “I read about your blog in The Statesman Kolkata Edition. However their online version does not carry that article anymore, but Google’s cache contains the article”

Thanks Prashanth for forwarding the link.

Highlights from the article whose heading was “Journalist in the dock” – author unknown but is listed as “The author is The Statesman’s Bangalore-based Special Representative

While some people are supportive of the couple, others have accused them of seeking to blackmail the wealthy Jain community and other businessmen and firms for advertisements. For example, claimed that the eveninger, Karavali Ale, its chief editor and wife had demanded money from the wealthy Jain community in Mangalore for ensuring that he did not write against their munis.

Another blogger said: “What we have here is a simple case of sleazy blackmail journalism by Karavali Ale and BV Seetharam and the portraying of this as some kind of freedom of the Press issue is pure nonsense.

Karavali Ale and BV Seetharam have a history of writing against minority communities (remember the Kodikal church attack or attacks on Muslims during the Mangalore communal riots after Karavali Ale wrongly published the death of one teacher Bhat ~ when he was in fact alive?) And now when caught on the wrong foot (or rather, with the pen in the mouth), the whole incident is being portrayed as a freedom of Press issue.”

Kudos to the writer for giving credit to the blog (with complete address of the blog).

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May 6, 2007

BVSee couple blackmailers 

Coastal Karnataka’s “Blackmail couple”: Karavali Ale Editor B.V.Seetharam and “Managing Director” (aka Hafta collector) Rohini S. 

Blackmail journalist couple BVSeetharam now target Karnataka State Women’s Commission

In their latest attempt to wriggle out of legal mess they are in after being arrested for blackmailing Jain community in Coastal Karnataka, B.V.Seetharam is not leaving any stone unturned – even resorting to using his wife as a front to gain sympathy.

Seetharam’s wife Rohini (who is also accused of calling businesses and blackmailing them by demanding they place Ads in Karavali Ale Group of newspapers) is now complaining against Karnataka State Women’s Commission!

Let us see – first this blackmailing B.V.Seetharam couple complain about police (who were merely acting on a complaint filed by Jain community)

Then BVSee couple complains about judiciary and judges (supported by “rent-a-protester” like retired judge M.F.Saldanha)

And now they say State Women’s Commission is not acting on their complaint.

Does it even occur to this shameless couple that may be what they did was indeed wrong? Or has BVSee couple lost all their senses and can’t distinguish what is right from what is wrong? If it is latter, that does explain why BVSee couple shamelessly continues sleazy journalism in Karavali Ale group of newspapers.

However to Rohini’s dismay, Chairperson of Karnataka Women’s Commission has a different tale to tell which punctures the myth being spread by BVSee couple.

From “The Hindu” May 6th Bangalore Edition:

However, Ms. Nesargi had a different tale to tell. “But for my intervention, Ms. Rohini would not have been released. The moment I received the information, I contacted the police at Panambur and Sagar and asked them to release her immediately.”

After that, Ms. Nesargi said, she neither contacted me nor updated the Commission about the incident. She had not received any communication from Ms. Rohini, she said.

Thus exposing pathetic lies of B.V.Seetharam and his wife.


It is a whole different matter that it was B.V.Seetharam’s brainchild to drag his wife to jail at midnight when police came to BVSee’s home with arrest warrant. Police had no intention to arrest Rohini – but quick thinking B.V.Seetharam thought that by dragging his wife to jail he may get out jail quickly due to sympathy factor.

See below from “Hai Bengalooru” which has details what happenned that night and why Rohini was arrested.

 BVSeetharam forced police to arrest Rohini at midnight

By reading this one can realise manipulative thinking of B.V.See who did not even hesitate to drag his wife to jail so that he can get out of the mess quickly.

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RAVI BELAGERE’S OBJECTIVE ANALYSIS OF B.V.SEETHARAM IN “HAI BENGALOOR”:Compares BVSee to Taliban, recommends a wig to hide BVSee’s half bald (naked) head / “ಹಾಯ್ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರ್”ನಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿವಿಸೀಗೆ “ಅಂಡೆ ಪಿರ್ಕಿ ತಾಲಿಬಾನ್” ಬಿರುದು!

March 24, 2007

Karavali Ale Editor B.V.Seetharam compared to Taliban in popular magazine “Hai Bengaloor”

Ravi Belagere once again proves why he is present day Karnataka’s favourite writer.

In a very objective analysis of Karavali Ale’s B.V.Seetharam’s arrest in this week’s “Hai Belgaloor”weekly, Ravi Belagere compares B.V.Seetharam’s hatred of Jains to intolerance of Taliban who destroyed Buddist statues in Bamiyan.

Since blog posts about B.V.Seetharam’s harassment of Jain Muni Tarun Sagar and Jain community are attracting large number of Jains around the world here is a brief note on Ravi Belagere to the benefit of non-Kannadiga readers of this blog –  Ravi Belagere [link to Wikipedia entry on Belagere] is the editor of popular Kannada weekly “Hai Bengaloor” and is famous for his hard hitting columns. He is also a writer, novelist, actor and has his own TV shows, FM broadcast etc.


Belagere compares B.V.Seetharam to Taliban and says if one goes by B.V.Seetharam’s logic, B.V.See’s own half bald (naked) head should be covered by a wig!

Ravi Belagere writes on B.V.Seetharam in “Hai Bengaloor” - compares BVSee to Taliban

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Ravi Belagere asks “If one agrees with B.V.Seetharam’s point of view on nudity in Jainism, then one has to destroy Gomateswara (Bahubali) statues, put blouse on Belur Haledidu’s dancer statues (Shilaabalikas), provide a wig to B.V.Seetharam’s naked bald head”

[Above is the rough translation of article in Kannada to the benefit of non-Kannadiga readers of this blog. We are seeing big increase in number of readers of this blog – readers from all over the world since word has spread in the Jain community that their guru Muni Tarun Sagar was harassed in Mangalore by BVSeetharam and other leftist militant organisations]

In the article Ravi Belagere also rejects B.V.Seetharam’s objections on nudity in Jainism point by point – in his own unique style – and in the process exposes B.V.Seetharam’s pervert logic.

Belagere also exposes B.V.Seetharam’s claim that he is not an Editor (thus can’t be arrested for what is published in “Karavali Ale”) – something we have also covered in this blog earlier in this post [Also see – B.V.Seetharam trying to avoid jail sentence by claiming he is not the editor – misguides state, national, International organisations]

All in all we applaud Ravi Belagere for writing boldly on a fellow journalist in an open fashion and also pointing out B.V.Seetharam’s weakness and destroying BVSee’s perverted logic on Jains. Belagere also has not viewed B.V.Seetharam’s arrest as curb on “Freedom of Press” as being portrayed by fake journalist organisations like Udupi Press Club (ಇಲ್ಲಿ ನೋಡಿ: “ಕ್ರಿಮಿನಲ್ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತ ಬಿವಿಸೀ ಬೆಂಬಲಿಸಿ ಪತ್ರಿಕೋದ್ಯಮದ ಚಟ್ಟ ಕಟ್ಟಿದ ಉಡುಪಿಯ ಢೋಂಗೀ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರು“)   and likes of Balakrishna Kakatkar. (Related post – “Why Arrest of B.V.Seetharam is not an issue of Freedom of Press – but a case of blackmail attempt on wealthy Jain community gone wrong”)


ರವಿ ಬೆಳಗೆರೆ ತಾನೇಕೆ ಇಂದಿನ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಜನಪ್ರಿಯ ಬರಹಗಾರವೆಂಬುದು ಈ ವಾರದ “ಹಾಯ್ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರ್” ನಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿವಿಸೀ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಬರೆದಿರುವ ಲೇಖನದಲ್ಲಿ ವ್ಯಕ್ತವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ.

ಬಿವಿಸೀಯ ಜೈನ ಧರ್ಮದ ಕುರಿತ ಅಸಂಬದ್ಧ, ಅವಹೇಳನಕಾರಿ ವಾದಗಳನ್ನು ತನ್ನದೇ ಶೈಲಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪುಡಿ ಮಾಡಿರುವ ಬೆಳಗೆರೆಯ ಲೇಖನ ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಬ್ಬರೂ ಓದುವಂತದ್ದು.

ತಾನಿರುವ ಪತ್ರಿಕೋದ್ಯಮ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದಲ್ಲೆ ಇರುವ ಬಿವಿಸೀಯನ್ನು “ಫೆಲೋ” ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತನೆಂದು ಅನ್ಯ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರಂತೆ (ಉದಾ:ಉಡುಪಿಯ ಬುರ್ನಾಸು  ಪ್ರೆಸ್ ಕ್ಲಬ್ಬಿನ ಪ್ರತಿಭಟನೆ)  ಕಣ್ಣುಮುಚ್ಚಿ ಬೆಂಬಲಿಸದೆ ಬಿವಿಸೀಯ ಮೊಂಡು ವಾದಗಳನ್ನು, ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿತ್ವ ದೋಷಗಳನ್ನು ಎಳೆ ಎಳೆಯಾಗಿ ಬಿಡಿಸಿಟ್ಟಿರುವ ಬೆಳಗೆರೆಯಂತಹ straight forward ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರು ಇಂದಿನ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸಿಗುವುದು ಅಪರೂಪ.

ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಕೂತಿದ್ದರೂ ಮಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ ಘಟನೆಯನ್ನು ಕಣ್ಣಿಗೆ ಕಾಣುವಂತೆ ಬೆಳಗೆರೆ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದಾರೆ – ಅದರಲ್ಲೂ “ಅಂಡೆ ಪಿರ್ಕಿ ಸೀತಾರಾಮ”ನೆಂಬ typical ಮಂಗಳೂರು ಪದವನ್ನು ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಿ ಒಂದೇ ಶಬ್ದದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿವಿಸೀಯ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿತ್ವವನ್ನು ಅನಾವರಣಗೊಳಿಸುವಲ್ಲಿ ಬೆಳಗೆರೆ ಸಫಲರಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ.


ಬಿವಿಸೀಯಿಂದ ಅಥವಾ “ಕರಾವಳಿ ಅಲೆ” ಗ್ರೂಪಿನ ಪುಡಿ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರಿಂದ ತಾವು ಅನ್ಯಾಯಕ್ಕೊಳಗಾಗಿದ್ದರೆ ನಮಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸಿ – ತಮ್ಮ ಹೆಸರನ್ನು ಗೌಪ್ಯವಾಗಿಡಲಾಗುವುದು. ಈಮೇಲ್ ವಿಳಾಸ:


B.V.SEETHARAM CONTINUES TO CLAIM HE IS NOT THE EDITOR,PRINTER OR PUBLISHER:Misguides Editors Guild of India and other National, International organisations

March 22, 2007

B.V.Seetharam tries to get into technilaties to avoid jail termB.V.Seetharam – head of blackmail media conglomerate, recently arrested after blackmailing Jain community in Mangalore – continues to mislead state, national, international media organisations.

In his latest letter to Editors Guild of India, B.V.Seetharam claims that he is neither Editor, Printer or Publisher of Karavali Ale Group. (as usual The Hindu was the only newspaper to publish his letter)

Of course, that immediately begs a question – if he is not the Editor, why is he even writing to Editors Guild of India? And why should Editors Guild of India even help B.V.Seetharam if he is not the Editor?

Let us keep that aside for a moment and focus on this new ploy by B.V.Seetharam to not take any responsibilities for his action. While this drama by B.V.Seetharam is not any surprise for regular readers of this blog and citizens of Mangalore, we are publishing this primarily to inform visitors of this blog.

From B.V.Seetharam’s letter:

He said he and his wife were arrested by the police though neither of them was the editor, printer or publisher of the newspapers concerned.

  • By claiming he is not the Editor, is B.V.Seetharam indirectly saying “it is OK to arrest the Editor”
  • So next question is, is he admitting that articles published in Karavali Ale indeed were “arrest worthy” of Editor?
  • If so, then we really need to pity some bakra who is now being readied to be sent to jail in lieu of B.V.Seetharam! This is how a typical underworld don works – admit mistake, accept judicial verdict – but then send some random person to jail – by providing money to that person for the “jail sit in”

One more gem from the letter:

Mr. Seetaram said two of his Kannada publications had published two articles relating to Jain monks on the theme “civility versus nudity.” They were intended to trigger a debate, he argued.

Ummmm….nice try. Publish an inflammatory article and then claim “it is to trigger a debate”. Nice explanation Mr.Seetharam. How about being brave and claiming “I asked Jain community for money. They did not oblige. So I started writing nasty things about Jain guru and community” – at least be honest Mr.Seetharam!

Karavali Ale reporters all over Coastal Karnataka are known for harassing businessmen, industries, educational institutes, politicians – especially women in politics, government officials, teachers etc and collect lakhs of rupees every week.

As we have repeatedly published in this blog, B.V.Seetharam has not hesitated to publish false stories pouring fuel into communal riots. So the sudden turnaround claiming “he just wanted a debate” is nothing but sheer cowardice on part of B.V.Seetharam to wriggle out of the mess he is currently in – what with two different courts in two different districts providing him only conditional bail.

B.V.Seetharam and his lawyers may device all kind of “technicalities” to avoid prison term – but one day law will ultimately catch up with B.V.Seetharam.

ಏನೇ ಇರಲಿ, ತಾನೇ ತೋಡಿದ ಗುಂಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿದ್ದು ಈಗ ತನ್ನ ಚರ್ಮ ಉಳಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಯಾವುದೋ ಟೆಕ್ನಿಕಾಲಿಟಿ ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು (ತಾನು “ಸಂಪಾದಕ”ನಲ್ಲನೆಂದು ಹೇಳಿಕೊಂಡು)  ಸ್ವತಃ ತನ್ನ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ “ಸಂಪಾದಕ”ನನ್ನೇ ಜೈಲಿಗೆ ದಬ್ಬಲು ಸಿದ್ದನಾಗಿರುವ ಬಿವಿಸೀಯ ಕರುಣಾಜನಕ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿಗೆ ಜನರು ಮರುಕ ಪಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

Additional reading:

B.V.Seetharam trying technicalities to get out of jail

B.V.Seetharam had demanded money from the wealthy Jain community of Mangalore

Why arrest of B.V.Seetharam is not a “freedom of press” issue

B.V.Seetharam took 5 Lakh rupees to publish false stories and spread communal riots during Mangalore communal riots.

Attack on Karavali Ale office was planned by B.V.Seetharam himself to scam insurance companies.


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