Madras HC rejects plea to book those projecting women in bad taste

  • PTI, Chennai
  • Updated: Dec 30, 2015 10:08 IST
Madras high court. The court has rejected a plea to file FIR against those projecting women in bad taste. (PTI)

The Madras high court has dismissed a petition seeking registration of FIR against all those who project women in bad taste in all media, including films.

A vacation bench, comprising justices K Kalyanasundaram and S Vaidyanathan, on Tuesday rejected the petition by a senior woman advocate P Balambal, holding that she had approached the court without waiting for action by authorities on her representation in this regard.

“It is a very unfortunate case wherein the petitioner has knocked the doors of this court even before the representation dated December 26 last sent by her has reached the authorities concerned,” the bench said.

Further, the petitioner had not filed the postal receipt showing the date and time of dispatch of the representation. “Hence, this court is not inclined to grant the relief sought for by the petitioner.”

The petitioner had sought a direction to the police to take action and register FIR against all those who project women in bad taste and insult them as was done in the case of the controversial ‘beep song’ sung by Tamil actor Simbu.

The Coimbatore Police had recently registered the case against Simbu and music composer Anirudh Ravichandran following a complaint from the local unit of All India Democratic Women’s Association that the song allegedly contained vulgar lyrics denigrating women.

Another case had also been registered by Chennai police against the two in connection with the song.

In her petition, the 60-year old lawyer Balambal submitted that the police have registered the case without knowing the true meaning of the words mixed with beep sound in the song. They also did not know the person who was instrumental in uploading it in Youtube or the source/country of uploading, she claimed.

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