Suchitra Krishnamoorthi registers police complaint over abusive tweets; four booked

Suchitra Krishnamoorthi was slut-shamed on Twitter for expressing her views on azaan.

PTI July 27, 2017 14:12:35 IST
Suchitra Krishnamoorthi registers police complaint over abusive tweets; four booked

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, the police registered a case against four persons, the official added.

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”.

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.

“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.”

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.

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