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Suchitra Krishnamoorthi abused on Twitter over her comments on azaan, FIR filed

According to the complaint, she was abused after she complained that azaan on loudspeakers inconvenienced her and others in the locality.

mumbai Updated: Jul 27, 2017 09:23 IST
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According to the police, an FIR was registered under sections 509 of the IPC and 67 A of the Information Technology Act against unidentified people.
According to the police, an FIR was registered under sections 509 of the IPC and 67 A of the Information Technology Act against unidentified people.(HT)

Actor Suchitra Krishnamoorthi filed a complaint at the Oshiwara police station on Wednesday over a series of abusive tweets from unknown people reacting to her tweets on azaan on Sunday.

According to the complaint, she was abused after she complained that azaan on loudspeakers inconvenienced her and others in the locality.

According to the police, an FIR was registered under sections 509 of the IPC and 67 A of the Information Technology Act against unidentified people.

Deputy commissioner of police, zone IX, Paramjit Dahiya confirmed the development. The Oshiwara police said they will take help of the cyber police at BKC to trace the accused.

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Suchitra had tweeted on Sunday: “Came home at 4.45am 2 most aggressive / ear shattering call of azaan. Nothing more lowlife & dumb than such extreme imposed religiosity.”

A day later, Suchitra told HT said how she has tried to tackle the issue of early morning azaan before and been stonewalled. “I first wrote about this [azaan issue] in 2009 and tried to initiate a dialogue with my then MLA and I was asked to just completely back off. They told me, ‘You are a lady, you are alone, don’t take panga.’

She also said, “Just because somebody is threatening you or they don’t like what you’re saying, it doesn’t mean you stop saying what you think is right. I feel after Sonu’s tweet, the azaan in my area has become louder. It’s almost like retaliation.”

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