On Tuesday, a Magistrate Court dismissed a plea filed by the Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam, seeking a direction to the Police to register a case against actor Rajinikanth for having allegedly given a defamatory speech during an event marking the 50th anniversary of Thuglak magazine.
Speaking at the event, Mr Rajinikanth had alleged that social reformer Periyar E.V. Ramasamy once took out a procession in Salem, where he paraded pictures of Ram & Sita naked & garlanded them with footwear. His statement drew strong criticism from Periyarist outfits. Alleging that his speech had incited hatred between different groups & caused disturbance to public peace, DVK Chennai district unit secretary Umapathy lodged a complaint. As the Police didn’t act on his complaint, he preferred a petition to II Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Egmore.