new Delhi: Madras High Court of Tamil Nadu has dismissed the petition filed within the case of celebrity Rajinikanth's alleged touch upon social reformer EV Ramasamy Periyar. Hearing a petition filed on behalf of a Dravidian activist, the High Court dismissed it as 'why go to the High Court as a substitute of going to Magistrate Court?'
Let me inform you that in an occasion organized by Tamil journal 'Tughlaq' on 14 January final, Rajinikanth alleged, "In 1971, Periyar took out a rally in Salem, by which the garments of Lord Sri Ramachandra and Sita have been taken with a garland of footwear. Was painted. <! –
On Tuesday, 21 January, celebrity Rajinikanth refused to apologize for his remarks made by social reformer EV Ramasamy 'Periyar' a couple of rally organized many years in the past. He stated that he would neither apologize nor apologize and his remarks have been factual.
Tamil Nadu: Madras High Court dismisses the case filed by a Dravidian outfit in opposition to actor Rajinikanth on his remark in opposition to Periyar. The Court says & dhapos; why rush to High Court as a substitute of going to Magistrate Court? & Dhapos; (file pic) pic.twitter.com/cgSoiEsyP2
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The actor submitted a clipping of magazines and newspapers in assist of his assertion that in 1971, a rally held in Salem below the management of Periyar had put idolized idols of Lord Rama and Sita, which had a garland of footwear on them.
The Dravidian group Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam (DVK) had alleged that the actors have been mendacity. The group demanded an unconditional apology from Rajinikanth and a police criticism was additionally lodged in opposition to him. In a associated improvement, DVK moved the Madras High Court on Tuesday and requested to instruct the police to register a case in opposition to the actor.
DVK secretary Umapati had stated in his petition that he had filed a criticism with the police on January 18, however no FIR was filed.