The general euphoria is that only the Financial Heavy Weights can make success in the field of journalism. Nakkheeran has proved this wrong by utilising hard work and team work as the only capital to achieve victory.
People who depend on agriculture live in villages without basic facilities. The core activities of Nakkheeran is to generate political awareness and social responsibilities among the rural public. The success of Nakkheeran has been proved by the survey conducted among the rural public by Francis-Kanoi. The survey has confirmed Nakkheeran enjoys the second high readership position among the rural public. (Source : Francis-Kanoi Survey)
"Even if forehead eye is opened, wrong is a wrong" (Netrikan Thirapinum Kutram Kutrame). This slogan is used as an objective by Nakkheeran. Nakkheeran has never hesitated to expose the corrupt activities in the functioning of government. In the year 1989 during the DMK's rule, the ADMK was split into two groups headed by Jayalalitha and Thirunavukarasu. Both the groups tried to capture the party Headquarters. The DMK Government took a biased decision against Jayalalitha and sealed the party Headquarters. Nakkheeran published 2 days later the true facts and exposed the guilty with photographic evidence. The photographic evidence exposed the biased decision taken by the Government and confirmed that truly affected were the Jayalalitha Group. Jayalalitha took the evidence to Parliament and demanded to retrieve the party Head Quarters.
Nakkheeran has proved to be the No.1 investigative magazine at all times. The telephone taping during ADMK Government was exposed by us. For this Nakkheerangopal and his 2 associates were put behind the bars for 4 days. Once the union Minister Mr.P.Chidambaram was attacked in the Tiruchy Airport. The then Chief Minister Jayalalitha released a statement stating that the culprits behind the attack were the farmers who were agitating for cauvery water. After 2 days Nakkheeran exposed with photographic evidence the real culprit was Elavarasan, who belonged to the ADMK youth wing. In the name of Black Flag a strong iron bar was used by Elavarasan. This was exposed shot by shot by Nakkheeran through photos. This was highlighted in the Parliament.
Nakkheeran exposed all the anti-people activities in the ADMK rule. The sex harrasment carried out by the police involving Chidambaram Annamalainagar Padmini, Vasanthi and the incidents of Chinnambathi girls were brought to light by Nakkheeran. The squandering of public money and the purchase of TANSI, Hyderabad Bunglow and Grape orchard were exposed with true evidence. The details of the assets purchased by Jayalalitha's close associate Sasikala and her relatives in and around Mannarkudi and Thiruthuraipoondi were exposed by us.The corrupt activities of Jayalalitha Government were exposed in a continuing manner. For this reason the power supply to Nakkheeran office was terminated for 29 days. "Inge oru Hitler" serial written by K.Subbu was published in Nakkheeran. The Nakkheeran issues were set at fire. The printer of Nakkheeran magazine Iyya Ganeshan died due to the harassment by the police. Government order was released to all presses stating not to print Nakkheeran Magazine. Power Supply was terminated and the generators were destroyed in the presses which did not oblige the government order.
Even during all the crisis there was no interruption in the supply and circulation of Nakkheeran. The Jayalalitha Government misappropriated funds from the World Bank supported project for Rs. 25 Crores to clean the Thamirabharani river. Nakkheeran reporter Kathirai Dhurai exposed the corruption. He received near fatal blows for exploring it. Yet the news was published and becasue of this the project was dropped. Like this Nakkheeran has prevented many corrupt activities.
Auto Shankar made 6 cruel murders. Court passed death sentence for him. Nakkheeran received the information about his background and his contacts with, political heavyweights, Police officers, important personalities etc., who were responsible for the making of Auto Shankar as a cruel murderer. The information were received from Auto Shankar who was in jail. His biography was published in Nakkheeran and the police authorities tried to prevent the same. For these reasons Nakkheeeran has to face many trials in the court. The Supreme Court judgement in the case was a boost to the journalist world and also proved the importance of media independence. Nakkheeran was responsible for this name and fame for the journalist world. (Source : Supreme Court judgement)
Forest brigand Veerappan used to smuggle sandalwood and elephant tusks from the forest. Police forces which tried to arrest him were shot dead. The people who were informing police about Veerappan were cruely killed by him. There was a doubt whether there was a real person like Veerappan or some one using his name was playing forest tyrany. As journalist we considered it as a moral duty and took it as a challenge to expose the realities to the public.
Nakkheeran Reporter Sivasubramaniam was the first person to interview Veerappan. Both Tamilnadu and Karnataka Governments enforced its activities using Special Task Force and Border Security Forces to arrest Veerappan.
The area used by Veerappan is called as "Veerappan Forest". The area measures to 6000 sq.km and it has 175 villages with a population of 6 lakhs. The police force set to nab Veerappan entered the villages, disturbed the people, burned the houses, took them to camps and killed them. People were arrested in the TADA case. The girls were sexually harassed. The atrocities of police were increasing day by day. We exposed atrocities such of police to the public.
At one side the police were torturing the village people to give information about Veerappan, on the otherside Veerappan used to torture them of if they inform about him to police.
Nakkheerangopal visited the forest and interviewed Veerappan about the conditions laid for his surrender. Later the conditions were submitted to both the Governments.
After Nakkheeran took the efforts for his surrender he has stopped killing people for one and half years. As a journalist we have stopped his terrorist activities which was not possible by anyone else.
Nine Karnataka forest officials were held as hostages by Veerappan. The Tamilnadu and Karnataka Governments handed over the responsibility to Nakkheeran for releasing the hostages from Veerappan. Nakkheeran was the only magazine to play the role of 'Government Emissary. Nakkheerangopal and his reporters, pledging their lives went 3 times to meet Veerappan. After 45 hours of negotiation, Nakkheeran team rescued the 9 hostages. More than hundred social organizations felicited with awards for our victorious work with humanitarian sense. The award, 10 outstanding young Indian in India was presented by J.C.I. association. The award of justice Krishna Iyer trust was presented in the year 1998. The achievement was honoured and thanked by Tamilnadu and Karnataka Governments.
In the year 2000, the Karntaka Super Star Dr.Rajkumar was abducted by Veerappan. An explosive situation developed threatening life dangers to lakhs of Tamilians living in Karnataka. Nakkheerangopal and his team were playing a leading role as State Emmissaries. Risking lives they visited the jungle and negotiated with Veerappan. The first videograph brought out by Nakkheeran team, showing the actor safe in the jungle, greatly contributed to the restoration of peace in Karnataka. Nakkheeran team made tremendous contribution in the safe release of Dr. Rajkumar, who was in Veerappan's custody for 108 days.
There was a change of Government following the general election in 2001. Jayalalitha become the Chief Minister heading the AIADMK Government. At her instigation several false criminal cases were registered against Nakkheeran reporters. Nakkheeran reporter Mr. Sivasubramanian was abducted by Karnataka police and a series of crimes were registered against him and he was put in jail for 11 months. Likewise other Nakkheeran reporters Mr.Subbu, Mr. Maharan and Mr. Prakash were arrested under false implications. The worst was that the police foisted a fabricated case against Nakkheerangopal and he was arrested under POTA. Only after a strong and hard legal battle after 253 days he could come out of jail.
In the face of all these tortures and oppressive tactics of the Government, Nakkheeran is published without any slackness, carrying fresh investigative reports. Nakkheeran was the first magazine to publish the details of backround reasons in the arrest of Madurai girl Janani @ Serina. Similarly Nakkheeran was the first magazine to publish the tainted character of many police officials who have close immoral and venal relationship with Sivakasi Jayalakshmi. The stamp paper scam was a shocking economic scandal in India. Nakkheeran made an investigative report exposing the hidden contacts of CBCID DIG Mr. Mohamed Ali. Long subsequent, the police arrested Mohamed Ali and put him in jail. Now he is under suspension.
Nakkheeran made its own special investigation on the cold blooded murder of Kanchipuram Varadharaja perumal temple Manager Mr.Sankara raman. Based on the statements of many persons , Nakkheeran pin pointed that Kanchi Sankarachariyar Shri Jeyandrar had link in the murder. In one of the interviews given by Jayendrar to Nakkheeran, he stated that his followers might have committed the murder. 3 months thereafter, Jayendrar was arrested in the crime of Sankara raman murder. The National publications like The Hindu, Front line, Outlook, in their editorials, have appreciated the role played by Nakkheeran in unravelling the truth.
The former Minister Aladi Aruna was murdered in his native place. Nakkheeran made its own special investigation and brought to like that Mr.S.A. Raja, the owner of many education institutions was the main culprit in commiting the murder. Subsequent to that Mr. Raja was arrested by the police and he was put in jail. All these show case that the investigative reports published by Nakkheeran bear the naked truth.
In the context of the Parliament election held last year (2004), Nakkheeran made a pre poll survey and reported that all the 40 seats would be won by United Progressive Aliance led by DMK. The election result confirmed that the pre poll survey conducted and reported by Nakkheeran was 100% accurate.
Nakkheeran has taken into its stride, all the oppressive, torturesome and vengeful tactics of Government and is successfully publishing investigative reports in the interests of public good on the matters of public interests. The flag of Nakkheeran flies high in this field
Thank you for your warm supporting. We are happy to share with you that, Nakkheeran has achieved 25 years and stepping in a victory path, one more milestone in Nakkheeran is it stepped in the publication sector in the year 2000. Since then it has a tremendous welcome by the readers. With 850 book in 20 titles every year. We are releasing more than 100 titles and it will continue with the man support it our readers.