Reports say that an investigation has been launched against a Punjabi media activist from Kerala for her role in organizing a conclave ‘Cutting South’. The allegation against her is that she is suspected of receiving funds from Canada for conducting the conclave in Kochi.
She and her husband are related to ‘Confluence Media’ one of the organizers of ‘Cutting South’. Her husband is reported to be executive editor of online website, Azhimugam. It must be noted here that Siddique Kappan and an associate of Popular Front of India had worked at Azhimugam as a correspondent. He was arrested in trying to foment trouble following the death of a girl in Hathras in Uttar Pradesh.
It is reported that the media activist’s relatives in Canada have links with the dreaded Khalistani movements. The Intelligence Bureau is also investigating her husband’s business dealings too. They are looking in to the foreign investments in an online fish/meat marketing firm managed by his family members.
Others who were behind the conclave include Dhanya Rajendran from ‘The News Minute.’ The conclave ‘Cutting South’ was organized by Kerala Media Academy, Kerala Union of Working Journalists, Confluence Media, Newslaundry and The News Minute. The logo of ‘Cutting South’ shows the five southern states of India depicted in a different color.
The intelligence agency had quizzed Dhanya Rajendran from The News Minute. She said that one of the session in the conclave was sponsored by Canadian High Commission.