- Lawyers and media persons clashed on the premises of High Court over a report about a molestation bid by a lawyer.
- Violence spread through out the state and the clash between journalists and lawyers took place in state capital.
- A consensus was reached in a meeting of representatives of lawyers and media persons on 29 September
A week after Kerala High Court administration clarified that there is no ban for media persons on court premises, lawyers threatened and ousted journos who entered High Court for reporting.
A meeting of journalists and lawyers representatives, in the presence of Chief Justice, had on Thursday decided to allow media persons to enter court premises and report news.
However, a group of lawyers denied entry for journalists before the court of Chief Justice and threatened to attack them if they did not leave the premises. When the matter was reported to Chief Justice, he asked journos to file a complaint with the Registrar.
Following this, reporters gave a complaint to the Registrar and left court premises under police protection. The issue began after a media report about a lawyer who molested a woman on the road.
Following this, a ban for press in Kerala High Court came in place after a clash between journos and lawyers on court premises on 20 July.
The media room at the High Court was shut down and journalists were denied entry to court. Similar incidents took place at Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode. Media persons who tried to enter the premises of Kozhikode court were detained in police station.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:34 PM IST