Suchitra Krishnamoorthi files complaint over tweets threatening sexual violence, 4 booked
Singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi filed a complaint with the poliBoked,ce after receiving several indecent tweets.music Updated: Jul 27, 2017 08:05 IST
Actor-singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, who had recently tweeted against the “aggressive/ear shattering call” for ‘azaan’, lodged a police complaint against the abusive tweets posted in response to her remarks on Wednesday, an official said.
Based on her complaint, police registered a case against four persons, the official added.
Look at these perverts! Feel sorry for my India -with this kind of attitude towards women its no wonder we've become rape capital of d world pic.twitter.com/Hteg0IXRM8— Suchitra (@suchitrak) July 25, 2017
Krishnamoorthi, 41, had criticised a mosque’s call to prayer, saying she does not need public loudspeakers to remind her of God.
She called it a case of “imposed religiosity”, describing the use of loudspeakers as “lowlife” and “dumb”.
Thank you for your prompt response. Yes i will complain at local station also 🙏 https://t.co/0n0gqyxbNK— Suchitra (@suchitrak) July 26, 2017
Her tweets were met with both praise and scorn. While some commended her for talking about the issue, others called her an attention-seeker.
Some users even made abusive and sexually-coloured remarks against her, following which she approached suburban Oshiwara police and filed a complaint.
Loudspeakers are not allowed between 10 pm to 6 am. Yet this law is repeatedly broken for azaan . Poilce & everyone else turns a blind eye. https://t.co/szr08QWP60— Suchitra (@suchitrak) July 24, 2017
“Based on her complaint, police registered a case under IPC sections 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 67 (a) (punishment for publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act), against four persons,” a senior police official said.
Suchitra had tweeted “Came home at 4.45 am 2 most aggressive/ear shattering call of azaan.”
came home at 4.45 am 2 most aggressive/ ear shattering call of azaan. Nothing more lowlife & dumb than such extreme imposed religiousity— Suchitra (@suchitrak) July 23, 2017
When a Twitter user posted that it was good to wake up at ‘Brahma muhurta’ (early morning) according to Hinduism, the actor replied, “I wake up at Brahmamuhurt of my own accord & do my prayers & riyaz & yoga. I don’t need public loudspeakers to remind me of my God or my duty.”
She further said she had no problems with ‘azaan’ or prayers during decent hours.
“But to be waking up entire neighbourhood at 5 am is not civilized,” she had posted.
A few months ago, singer Sonu Nigam had made similar tweets on Azaan, sparking a huge controversy.
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First Published: Jul 27, 2017 08:03 IST