Sunday, December 15, 2013

‘Religion leaders, capitalists corrupting literary forums’ - The Hindu






Media Adviser to Chief Minister Dinesh Amin Mattu speaking at the valedictory of Jana Nudi in Mangalore on Sunday.— PHOTO: H.S. MANJUNATH
Media Adviser to Chief Minister Dinesh Amin Mattu speaking at the valedictory of Jana Nudi in Mangalore on Sunday.— PHOTO: H.S. MANJUNATH 
 
Jana Nudi, the two-day literary meet, which ended here on Sunday, resolved to press the State government for passing the Anti Superstition Bill.

It resolved to oppose all forms of discrimination in serving food in temples. It also resolved to oppose all forms of palanquin processions. It was resolved that religion leaders and capitalists were corrupting literary institutions. The writers resolved that there would be opposition to all forms of violence against women.
In the valedictory session, journalist and Media Adviser to Chief Minister Dinesh Amin Mattu said that fight of the people should be against the invisible government that had been shooting from the shoulders of visible government to meet their own interests. Mr. Mattu said it was the invisible government that was ruling. It did not come before the people but moved ahead with their agenda.

“You can see faults with (former Chief Minister) B.S. Yeddyurappa with his actions. But there are forces behind his actions, which need to be exposed and fought against.” The agenda of the invisible government was being run by the visible government. Mr. Mattu said that the view he was expressing was in his capacity as a journalist and not as the media adviser to Chief Minister.

Senior journalist Sanat Kumar Belgali said projecting Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate should not be pursued just as act of the fundamentalist forces to have their man at the helm of affairs. Through Mr. Modi, corporate houses in India and America were trying to have their say in the governance. People should be aware of this objective and prevent such an eventuality.

In an earlier session, journalism student Vittala Malekudiya said tribal people from Dakshina Kannada were being displaced from forests under the guise of development. Writer Atrady Amruta Shetty said the campaign demanding justice for the 17-year-old rape and murder victim in Dharmasthala was a way towards preventing any such incidents in the district.

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