Thu, 21 Jul 2011 09:27:04 GMT

Senior editors of The Hindu resign

Editor N Ravi, along with executive editor Malini Parthasarathy and joint editor Nirmala Lakshman put in their papers.

Senior editors of The Hindu resign

N Ravi, the editor of English daily The Hindu, today stepped down, along with two other top-level editors. The resignations were in protest against the appointment of Siddharth Varadarajan as the editor.

Executive Editor Malini Parthasarathy and Joint Editor Nirmala Lakshman, along with Ravi, gave their resignation at the board meeting of Kasturi & Sons Ltd (KSL), which runs the publication. However, all of them will continue to be whole-time directors of KSL.

Early this year, Ravi, Parthasarathy and KSL's senior managing director N Murali, had opposed several proposals, including the appointment of Varadarajan by editor-in-chief N Ram. This led to a bitter succession battle since the proposals required all family members of KSL to step down from the editorial board.

In May, the family members moved the Company Law Board (CLB) against Ram in this regard. However, the latter got a Madras High Court reprieve on an interim order by the CLB, but was challenged before the Supreme Court.

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