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Sanatana Dharma remark lands Udhayanidhi Stalin in trouble; Bengaluru court summons Tamil Nadu CM's son

Tamil Nadu Sports Minister Udayanidhi Stalin, son of Chief Minister MK Stalin, has been summoned by a Bengaluru court over his controversial statement comparing Sanatana Dharma to diseases. The court issued the summons following a private complaint filed by Paramesh, and Udayanidhi is required to appear on March 4.

Sanatana Dharma remark lands Udhayanidhi Stalin in trouble; Bengaluru court summons Tamil Nadu CM's son vkp
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First Published Feb 2, 2024, 5:47 PM IST

The Tamil Nadu Sports Minister Udayanidhi Stalin, son of Chief Minister MK Stalin, has been summoned by a Bengaluru court in connection with his controversial statement comparing Sanatana Dharma to diseases like dengue and malaria. The court's decision comes after widespread condemnation and a private complaint filed by a Bangalore resident named Paramesh.

The Special Court of People's Representatives in Bengaluru conducted a hearing on Friday regarding the private complaint, ultimately issuing a summons for Udayanidhi Stalin to appear in person on March 4. The summons served as a legal directive for his attendance at the court hearing in connection to the controversial statement that ignited nationwide outrage.

 

The controversy dates back to September 4 when Udayanidhi Stalin made the contentious statement in Chennai, suggesting that Sanatana Dharma should be eradicated like an epidemic. The statement triggered a significant backlash and prompted Paramesh to file a private complaint, leading to legal proceedings against the Tamil Nadu Sports Minister.

The order summoning Udayanidhi Stalin was issued by Special Court Judge J. Preet, following a hearing at the 42nd ACMM Court. The court's decision to summon him reflects the seriousness with which the legal system views such statements that can potentially incite discord among communities.

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