The Madras High Court on Tuesday granted an injunction till June 7 restraining a publisher from publishing former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's biography, “Jayalalithaa – A Portrait.”
Justice V. Ramasubramanian passed the interim order on an application in a civil suit by Ms. Jayalalithaa. He ordered notice to the respondents.
In the application filed through counsel P.H.Manoj Pandian, she said it was customary among journalists to verify the facts with the person concerned and publish the item along with that person's version, and more so when a biography is to be published. However, Penguin Books India Pvt.Ltd and Ravi Singh, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the company are proposing to publish her biography, which has been authored by Vaasanthi of Bangalore. An article with purported excerpts from the biography was published in the March 2011 issue of ‘Outlook', a weekly magazine.
A reading of the same reflected that it was written without verification of facts. Such a publication would spoil her image, she said.
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