Kollywood actor Meera Mithun booked for caste slur | Chennai News – Times of India


CHENNAI: Kollywood actor Meera Mithun was booked by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) police on Sunday under SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act for allegedly using a casteist slur in a video.
The FIR was filed on a complaint filed by Vanni Arasu, leader of Viduthalai Siruthaigal Katchi.
In a video uploaded on August 7, the actor was seen using derogatory terms against Schedule Caste people.
Meera Mithun was seen complaining about a director for allegedly using her picture for a movie’s first look, and uttered a derogatory term directed against Schedule Caste members while cursing him.
Meera Mithun began abusing all members of Schedule Castes. She continued to make discriminatory remarks while asking for the community members to be ‘chucked out’ from the industry.
Based on Vanni Arasu’s complaint, the police have a filed a case under sections 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot), 153A(1)(a), 505(1)(b) (with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public,), 505 (2) of IPC and several sections under SC/ ST Prevention of Atrocities Act.
Reacting to the controversy, VCK Chief and MP Thol Thirumavalavan shared the video on his Instagram calling for Meera Mithun to be booked by the police for the way she spoke about dalits under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act.

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