Tamil actor arrested in Kerala for using casteist remark on social media

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Published by Rashi Tiwari on 15 Aug 2021

Meera Mithun, a Tamil actress who was previously jailed for allegedly making casteist comments on social media, has been arrested in Kerala by the Tamil Nadu Police’s cyber crime wing. Mithun was arrested after failing to appear in court on 12th of August.

Vanni Arasu, the leader of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and a former MP had also filed the charge against her. The Tamil Nadu Untouchability Eradication Front had also filed a complaint Mithun.

Meera Mithun was charged under seven sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Prevention of Atrocities Against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act for making casteist statements in a viral Twitter video.

Meera Mithun allegedly remarked in the video that ,”I am not speaking badly of members of the SC community. Members of the community, on the other hand, faces challenges mostly as a result of their involvement in illegal activities and crimes.”

She acclaimed that in the film industry SC directors and other members of the community, do “cheap things”. She also added that It is time to chuck out all the SC directors and other people from the film industry,

Thol Thiruvamavalavan, the VCK chief and MP, posted the video on Instagram and urged that both the actor and her interviewer should be arrested.

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