24th October 04:09 PM
NFP files complaint against Fiji Sun for allegedly inciting communal antagonism
By Anamika Singh
Friday 13/10/2017
Biman Prasad

The National Federation Party has filed a complaint against the Fiji Sun Publisher, Managing News Editor and a letter contributor, Parmesh Prasad for allegedly inciting communal antagonism.

A letter was submitted as a complaint to the Commissioner of Police Sitiveni Qiliho at the Totogo Police Station by NFP President, Pio Tikoduadua, Leader Biman Prasad, General Secretary Jagannath Sami, Vice Presidents Shiromani Singh and Leba Nabou and NFP Administrative Officer Kamal Iyer.

In the letter, the NFP members have said that in a letter written to the Fiji Sun Letters to the Editor column on the 9th of this month, the writer Parmesh Prasad had directed the letter at the National Federation Party, the Leader and the party’s General Secretary accusing them of ‘thinking the party will hold the balance of power, presumably in the 2018 general elections.’

It says more seriously Parmesh Prasad had written ‘stop claiming you have the plight of Hindus at heart, we have stopped thinking along these lines. Wishful thinking.’

When Fijivillage asked Biman Prasad how the comment in the letter is inciting communal antagonism, the NFP Leader says the letter had said that they should stop claiming that they represent the interest of the Hindus.

The letter to the Commissioner says the publication of Prasad’s letter by the Fiji Sun has violated their political rights as set out in the Constitution.

The Leader of NFP says they have done what is required of them to lodge a formal complaint and they will now await the outcome of the investigations by the Police.

Police have received the complaint, however no comments have been made.

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