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Press Council of India Defaulter since 2005 – B.V.Seetharam now complains to PCI about this blog – claims “misuse of Internet” LOL

February 12, 2009

B.V.SEETHARAM – TOPS DEFAULTER LIST ON PRESS COUNCIL OF INDIA WEBSITE. Is B.V.Seetharam misusing membership of PCI to further his blackmail activities?

B V Seetharam defaults of PCI for years but still complains to PCI

B V Seetharam is prominently displayed as "defaulter" on Press Council of India website since year 2005!

Perhaps even best of the comedy writers can’t script this or is this an indication how delusional a blackmail journalist becomes when he is exposed.

We are now in possession of an email sent by B.V.Seetharam to Press Council of India where he demands ban on this website. Comedy because for someone claiming to be champion of free speech and media,  B.V.Seetharam surely does not believe in practicising what he preaches.

B.V.Seetharam of Chitra Publications Mangalore – a notorious blackmail journalist fresh out of jail in a blackmail incident – publishes “Karavali Ale”,”Sanje Ale”, “Kannada Janantaranga”, “Canara Times”, disturbing communal harmony and peace in Coastal Karnataka, has been prominently displayed as “Defaulter” on Press Council of India website since year 2005 owing thousands of rupees to Press Council of India.

Even other journalists including Karnataka’s most popular journalist Ravi Belagere  dissociate themselves from B.V.Seetharam’s style of blackmail journalism.

And in an unprecedented protest in Mangalore, thousands including women and children came out openly to protest blackmail tactics of B.V.Seetharam recently.

But without any shame B.V.Seetharam and Karavali use the fact that they are member of Press Council of India to boast how this rag is a “genuine” newspaper and get advertisements from government institutions to subsidize their blackmail journalism.

We had covered it in our earlier blog post long time ago on this blog (read “Karavali Ale tops Press Council of India Default List”) and one can even now visit Press Council of India website to verify it (http://presscouncil.nic.in/defaulters.htm)

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B.V.Seetharam of Karavali Ale

B.V.Seetharam of Karavali Ale

Press Council of India defaulter B.V.Seetharam complains to PCI about the blog and sees “misuse of Internet” for exposing his lies out in open

Since when Blogs come under the purview of Press Council of India? What jurisdiction does PCI have on websites which can be hosted in any country in the world?

One has to pity B.V.Seetharam for not knowing even basics of journalism or blogging!

Irony of B.V.Seetharam demanding muzzling of blogs

Even if we discount this feudal journalist’s state of mind after enjoying his stay in variety of Karnataka jails (ordered by various Karnataka Courts), B.V.Seetharam who boasts about “Freedom of Press”, “Freedom of Media” is now complaining about a medium of free speech like this blog. Very ironic indeed.

For years this blog has exposed B.V.Seetharam and his blackmail journalism to whole world with documentation. We even carried interview of Bhojaraja Shetty, a blackmail victim of B.V.Seetharam where BVSeetharam demanded 1 Lakh Rupees to not publish a concocted story. That post remains one of the highest viewed post on this blog with hundreds of people visiting it daily to know more about B.V.Seetharam’s blackmail journalism.

B.V.Seetharam’s double talk

How can someone like B.V.Seetharam who claims immunity from courts, police, his victims under “Freedom of Press” umbrella, now complain about a blog which is exposing his misdeeds?

As usual B.V.Seetharam stands exposed in front of the whole world.

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Are you a victim of B.V.Seetharam and his band of blackmailers claiming to be “reporters”, “journalists”? Are you sick and tired of inaction of PCI in managing blackmail journalists? Are you tired of complaining to Press Council of India? Share your stories or send them over to udupipressvictim@gmail.com for publication – your identity will be kept confidential if you so desire.

Help the country by exposing this blackmail journalist B.V.Seetharam and also campaign for reforming PCI which many claim is totally ineffective in dealing with blackmailers like B.V.Seetharam.

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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”.

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“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.

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

Excerpts:

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.

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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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Keep those comments coming! Emails can be sent to udupipressvictim@gmail.com

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Blackmail journalist B.V.Seetaram of Karavali Ale Arrested Again – this time on a non-bailable warrant. Some in “media” protest which begs a question – Are Journalists Above the Law?

January 7, 2009

ಬಿವಿಸೀ ಬಂಧನ: ಡಜನ್ ಗಟ್ಟಳೆ ಕೇಸುಗಳಿರುವಾಗ,
ಜಾಮೀನುರಹಿತ ವಾರಂಟುಗಳಿರುವಾಗ
ಕೋಳ ಹಾಕಿ ಜೈಲಿಗೆ ಕಳಿಸದೆ
ಗುಲಾಬಿ ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ ಹಾರ ಹಾಕಬೇಕೇ ಸ್ವಾಮೀ?

B.V.Seetharam is a habitual offender, blackmailing sleazy journalist who has spent many a nights in jails. Should court and police garland him instead of handcuffing him!??

B.V.Seetharam is a habitual offender, blackmailing sleazy journalist who has spent many a nights in jails. Should court and police garland him instead of handcuffing him!??

ನ್ಯಾಯಾಲಯ ಎರಡೆರಡು ಬಾರಿ ಜಾಮೀನುರಹಿತ ವಾರಂಟ್ ಹೊರಡಿಸಿದಾಗ ಅದನ್ನು ಹರಿದು ಹಾಕಿ ಸುಮ್ಮನೆ ಕೂತ “ಕಭೀ ಹಾಂ ಕಭೀ ನಾ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತ” ಬಿ.ವಿ.ಸೀತಾರಾಮ್ ಈಗ ಪೊಲೀಸರು ನ್ಯಾಯಾಲಯದ ಆದೇಶದಂತೆ ಬಂಧನನಕ್ಕೊಳಗಾದಾಗ ಚಿಲ್ಲರೆ ಕಳ್ಳರಂತೆ ಕುಂಯ್ಯೋ ಮುಂರ್ರೋ ಎಂದು ಅರಚುವುದು ನಾಚಿಕೆಯ ಸಂಗತಿ.

ಅಷ್ಟಕ್ಕೂ ಬಿ.ವಿ.ಸೀತಾರಾಮ್ ಮೇಲೆ ಕರಾವಳಿಯ ನ್ಯಾಯಾಲಯಗಳಲ್ಲಿ, ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಠಾಣೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂತಹ ಡಜನ್ ಗಟ್ಟಳೆ ಕೇಸುಗಳಿವೆ – ಕಳೆದ ವರ್ಷವಷ್ಟೇ ಮಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ, ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಂಧನಕ್ಕೊಳಗಾಗಿ ಜೈಲು ವಾಸ ಅನುಭವಿಸಿದ ಸೀರಿಯಲ್ ಜೈಲುವಾಸಿ ಈ ಬಿ.ವಿ.ಸೀತಾರಾಮ್.

ಹೀಗೆ ಡಜನ್ ಗಟ್ಟಲೆ ಕೇಸುಗಳು, ಜೈಲುವಾಸದ ಇತಿಹಾಸವಿರುವ ಬಿವಿಸೀಯಂತಹವರಿಗೆ ಕೋಳ ಹಾಕದೆ ಗುಲಾಬಿ ಹಾರ ಹಾಕಬೇಕಿತ್ತೆಯೆಂದು ಕರಾವಳಿಯ ಜನರು ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

ಉಡುಪಿಯಲ್ಲೂ ನ್ಯಾಯಲಯಕ್ಕೆ ಹಾಜರಾದಾಗ ತನ್ನ ಗೂಂಡಾ ಮಿತ್ರರಿಗೆ ಫೋನ್ ಮಾಡಿಸಿ ಕಿಡ್ನಾಪ್ ಡ್ರಾಮಾ ಅಥವಾ ಹಲ್ಲೆಯ ನಾಟಕ ಮಾಡುವುದು ಬಿವಿಸೀಯ ಉದ್ದೇಶವಾಗಿತ್ತು ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಲಾಗಿದೆ – ಅದರಂತೆ ಖಚಿತ ಮಾಹಿತಿಯ ಪ್ರಕಾರ ಪೊಲೀಸರು ಕೋಳ ತೊಡಿಸಿದರೆಂದು ಹೇಳಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಪುಷ್ಟಿ ಕೊಡುವಂತೆ, ಪೊಟೊಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನ್ಯಾಯಾಲಯದ ಆವರಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿವಿಸೀ ಸುತ್ತ ಮುತ್ತ ಕೆಲ ರೌಡಿ ಶೀಟರುಗಳು ಠಳಾಯಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವುದನ್ನು ಕಾಣಬಹುದಾಗಿದೆ.

B V Seetaram sorrounded by rowdy sheeters called by himself

Did B.V.Seetaram plan an "attack" on himself in Udupi Court and Hospital premises? Some of the notorious underworld characters in Coastal Karnataka are seen around him in above photo.

ಕರಾವಳಿಯ ನೈಜ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರಾರೂ ಈ ಬ್ಲ್ಯಾಕ್ ಮೇಲ್ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತನ ಬಂಧನದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತಲೆ ಕೆಡಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳದಿರುವಾಗ ದೂರದ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, ಮೈಸೂರು, ಡೆಲ್ಲಿಯ ಲೆಟರ್ ಹೆಡ್ ಮಾಧ್ಯಮ ಸಂಘಟಣೆಗಳು ನೈಜ ವಿಷಯ ಅರಿಯದೇ ಬಿವಿಸೀಯ ಬಂಧನವನ್ನು ಮಾಧ್ಯಮದ ಮೇಲಿನ ಧಾಳಿಯೆಂದು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರದ ಮೇಲೆ ಗೂಬೆ ಹೊರಿಸಲು ಮುಂದಾಗಿರುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಕನಿಕರ ಪಡಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ. ನ್ಯಾಯಾಲಯದ ಆದೇಶದಂತೆ ಬಂಧನಕ್ಕೊಳಗಾಗಿರುವ ಬಿವಿಸೀಯ ಪರವಾಗಿ ಪ್ರತಿಭಟನೆ ನಡೆಸುತ್ತಿರುವವರು ತನ್ಮೂಲಕ ನ್ಯಾಯಲಯ ನಿಂದನೆ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

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B.V.Seetaram of Karavali Ale Arrested in Udupi on non-bailable warrant issued by court

B.V.Seetharam who runs a sprawling blackmail journalism empire in Coastal Karnataka is behind bars, again. This time on a non-bailable warrant issued by Hon’be Court on a defamation case.

Jail time is not new for B.V.Seetaram who has been earlier accused of fostering riots between Hindus, Muslims and Christians in Coastal Karnataka by publishing unsubstantiated rumours as news. He was arrested last year for inciting hate against Jains. Seetaram’s emphire built on blackmailing innocents with threat of publishing false news. Karavali Ale reporters are known all over Coastal Karnataka for their blackmailing tactics.

Some facts on the most recent case and relevant time line:

DEC 2007 – B.V.Seetaram calls Bhoja Shetty of Shirva, Udupi threatening to publish an article alleging rape by Bhoja Shetty. Bhoja Shetty refuses to give any money to B.V.Seetharam

Dec 17, 2007 – Karavali Ale publishes a story alleging Bhojaraj Shetty committed rape and is hiding in Shabarimale (Kerala)

Early 2008 – Bhojaraja Shetty goes to court alleging harassment and defamation by the above report. Court considers the case after evaluating the false report and issues summons to B.V.Seetaram. No response from B.V.Seetaram to repeated summons by the court.

Dec 12, 2008 – Court issues non bailable warrant against B.V.Seetaram. Seetaram ignores it again.

Jan 4, 2009 – B.V.Seetaram arrested in Udupi District per court order.

These are the facts and police are only implementing court order.

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B.V.SEETHARAM IS A REPEAT OFFENDER

Sleazy journalist B V Seetharam is a habitual offender - with such an impressive arrest history is it surprising police handcuffed him?

Sleazy journalist B V Seetharam is a habitual offender - with such an impressive arrest history is it surprising police handcuffed him?

B.V.Seetaram is a repeat offender who has made multiple trips to jails and faces dozens of court cases across Karnataka State due to blackmail journalism he practices. Just Google B.V.Seetaram Karavali Ale Blackmail and you can see his exploits. (Click here on his earlier arrest where even Karnataka State High Court rejected his bail application) Everyone know repeat offenders are handcuffed – so why special treatment to repeat offender like B.V.Seetaram? Why are some in media protesting this? Is Media above rule of law in Karnataka?

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B.V.SEETARAM planned escape from Udupi Court and Hospital premises?

One of the rumours floating around Udupi is B.V.Seetaram had planned for an elaborate drama by asking his underworld buddies to “kidnap” or “attack” him while in Udupi Court and Hospital premises. In above photos one can see some of the notorious rowdy sheeters behind Seetaram. Did Udupi Police get hint of his plan and handcuff him? This seems plausible since B.V.Seetaram is known for his drama – like torching his own office to get insurance money, planning attack on his own printing press and distributors to get sympathy in the name of “freedom of press”.

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Contempt of court by those protesting B.V.Seetaram’s Arrest? Why no one is shedding any tears for B.V.Seetaram in Coastal Karnataka

Without knowing facts journalists protest arrest of B.V.Seetaram. Are they aware that court ordered the arrest and protesting against arrest is equivalent to protesting against court?

Without knowing facts journalists protest arrest of B.V.Seetaram. Are they aware that court ordered the arrest and protesting against arrest is equivalent to protesting against court? Also seen in the photo is Gowri Lankesh - a known Naxal Leftist Terrorist Supporter in Bangalore.

Since police are only implementing court order, it is not clear why some journalists are protesting against B.V.Seetaram’s arrest.

Note that no genuine media personalities in Coastal Karnataka are shedding any tears for B.V.Seetaram as everyone here is well aware of his blackmail tactics. Only those like Gowri Lankesh (a naxal supporter), K.B.Ganapathy of Star of Mysore are protesting without knowing above facts.

Isn’t this contempt of court? Is the law different for journalists? Or are journalists above the law? Hon’ble Courts should take suo moto notice of these protests and issue notices to protesting journalists.

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B.V.Seetaram claims he is not an Editor when it suits him – when BVSee himself is claiming he is not a journalist / Editor why are other journalists saying it is a Freedom of Press issue?

B.V.Seetharam does not hesistate to send his office peons to jail by naming them as Editor and Publisher and washing off his hands from Karavali Ale’s blackmail journalism. (Click here how he misguided Press Council, Editors Guild earlier)

This is to protect himself from law. While poor “Editor”s end up in jail B.V.Seetaram continues his business by making blackmailing calls to innocent victims to collect money.

So big question is when B.V.See himself claims he is not Editor or Journalist why are other so-called journalists protesting his arrest in places like Bangalore and Mysore?
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LANCO vs CAMPCO – Ignorant “activists” take Udupi “journalists” for a ride yet again! “ಕ್ಯಾಂಪ್ಕೋ” ಮತ್ತು “ಲಾಂಕೋ” ವ್ಯತ್ಯಾಸ ಅರಿಯದ ಉಡುಪಿ ಅವಿವೇಕಿ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರು!

December 5, 2007

Idiot journalists don’t know difference between LANCO and CAMPCO 

Earlier we reported on this blog how journalists of Udupi are being misused by various foreign funded anti development activist groups.

Yet another incident has come to light – hilarious incident but shows the precarious nature of journalism in Udupi and calibre / intelligence of the journalists in this district.

In a nutshell:

As usual foreign fund rich protest group led by NRI Balakrishna Shetty from Dubai (with vested interest in various export business – hence the push for “Gas based Power plant is ok” theme of this group) called a press conference in Udupi to talk about their “protest” against Nagarjuna Thermal Plant in Nandikuru, Udupi District.

So called “scientist”Mr.Vijaya Kumar Hegdeof anti-Nagarjuna group – same Vijay Kumar Hegde who even now claims there is no power shortage in Karnataka – asked people of district to boycott famous Kadri Kambala – because LANCO President Madhusudhan Rao is attending the event (LANCO being mother-ship of Nagarjuna Power Company)  Journalists duly noted that down without any cross checks and the same was published across newspapers.

A simple Google search for LANCO would have shown the name of LANCO’s President –  Lagadapathi Madhusudhan Rao– not to mention LANCO being a publicly traded company in Stock Exchange. Or journalists could have called organisers of Kadri Kambala to find out if indeed LANCO has sponsored Kadri Kambala this year!

It turned out Mr.Madhusoodhan Rao in question is Managing Director of CAMPCOand Kadri Kambala is no way connected or sponsored by LANCO!

See below a “sorry-we-were-wrong-but-it-is-not-our-fault” report from Udayavani (screenshot from Udayavani online) on the same issue. At least Udayavani had the decency while all other newspapers remained silent.

LANCO vs CAMPCO

Predictably organisers of Kadri Kambala and public in general flooded newspaper offices about this goof up. And as usual newspapers without admitting their embarrassing gaffe washed their hands off the incident by blaming it all on Mr.Vijaya Kumar Shetty – who in turn wriggled out by issuing a lame excuse.

While some can say this is a minor goofup, bigger question is – how can we trust what is published in newspapers when these journalists can’t even get basic facts right – like name of President/CEO of well known companies?

Moreover it is a mystery why they continue to support and publish baseless statements from idiots like Vijay Kumar Hegde who claims to be a scientist but has become a laughing stock for his baseless and hilarious statements about the project?

For a change why can’t Udupi journalists investigate the background of anti-development protesters? For starters they can check who is funding these groups and why some long distance NRI patriot like Balakrishna Shetty of Dubai is so keen on opposing Thermal plant while silently pushing for Gas based power plant?

It is a pity to see journalists – supposed to be well informed and well connected – being taken for a ride by vested groups and become laughing stock!

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B.C.Road – KARAVALI ALE bundles burnt – tired of Karavali Ale’s blackmail journalism, people take law into their own hands!

September 1, 2007

Tired of Karavali Ale’s blackamail, people burn newspaper copies in B.C.Road 

According to reports, newspaper bundles of “Karavali Ale” – a well known rumour mongering, blackmailing eveninger in Coastal Karnataka – were burnt by people who are sick and tired of its Editor/Owner B.V.Seetharam and his gang of unethical, corrupt, blackmail journalists.

ಬಿ.ಸಿ.ರೋಡ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕರಾವಳಿ ಅಲೆಗೆ ಅದರ ಸ್ಥಾನ – ಚರಂಡಿ – ತೋರಿಸಿದ ಉದ್ರಿಕ್ತ ಜನರು!

People throw Karavali Ale into garbage

Karavali Ale which has ignited communal riots and whose Editor-in-Chief, B.V.Seetharam was arrested few months back for inciting hatred against minority community is also known for publicity stunts like damaging his own printing press to gain publicity and sympathy (and of course cheat insurance companies and banks!)

Don’t be surprised the usual shameless suspects like Press Clubs, Komu Souharda Vedike, Janapara Vedike take a protest march against this.

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Keep watching this space for Exclusive on Karavali Ale’s reporter caught in hidden cam investigation! Keep those tips coming at udupipressvictim@gmail.com

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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.

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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

Click on the picture for larger image

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”)

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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.

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

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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.

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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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