Mumbai: There is nice information for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actor Munmun Dutta because the Supreme Court stayed the 5 FIRs registered in opposition to her in several components of India. Justices Hemant Gupta and V Ramasubramaniam issued a discover on Munmun Dutta’s plea to membership and consolidate the 5 FIRs. The SC on Friday stated: “What you said may amount to bringing an entire community into disrepute”. The SC stayed the felony proceedings in opposition to the actor Munmun Dutta for allegedly utilizing a casteist slur. Five FIRs had been filed in opposition to Munmun Dutta below Section 3(1)(u) Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocites) Act. Also Read – Munmun Dutta in Trouble: Another FIR Against Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah Actor For Using Casteist Slur In Video
The bench comprising Justices Hemant Gupta and V. Ramasubramanian stated: “You say you are a woman but tell us if women have any better rights than men or they also have equal rights?” Senior advocate Puneet Bali, representing Dutta, argued that within the video posted on a social media platform final month, Dutta didn’t use the phrase ‘Bhangi’ deliberately and the phrase was utilized in West Bengal to discuss with those that took intoxicants. The bench replied that was not true. “You may not be informed. Everyone knows the meaning. Same word is used in Bangla. She was in Kolkata when she said this,” famous the highest court docket. Also Read – Munmun Dutta In Legal Trouble Again: Case Registered Against Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Actor For Using Casteist Slur In Video
The advocate acknowledged Munmun Dutta made a mistake and deleted her Twitter put up inside two hours of posting the video. Bali argued that the highest court docket in a number of circumstances clubbed FIRs arising out of the identical incident and urged all circumstances ought to be shifted to Mumbai. The prime court docket issued discover to state governments and complainants, after listening to Dutta’s counsel that the FIRs lodged in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Haryana, ought to be clubbed. Also Read – Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Actor Munmun Dutta in Legal Trouble For Using Casteist Slur In Video
The actor had triggered outrage with a YouTube video, resulting in the lodging of FIRs below the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Later, Dutta tendered an apology and took down the offensive a part of the video. She stated she used the phrase due to the language barrier. Bali contended earlier than the bench that the petitioner was a lady and 5 FIRs had been lodged in opposition to her. However, lastly, the highest court docket agreed to look at her plea and stayed the proceedings within the FIRs.
The prime court docket additionally issued a discover to Dalit rights activist and lawyer who acquired the primary FIR registered in opposition to the actor in Haryana’s Hisar on May 13. The FIR was filed below the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for allegedly humiliating the neighborhood.
Munmun Dutta had apologized in an extended social media put up. She shared an official assertion that reads, “This is in reference to a video I posted yesterday wherein one word used by me has been misinterpreted. It was never said with the intent of insult, intimidate, humiliate or hurt anyone’s feelings. Because of my language barrier, I was genuinely misinformed about the meaning of the word. Once I was made aware of it meaning I immediately took the part down. I sincerely would like to apologise to every single person who have been unintentionally hurt by the usage of the word and I sincerely regret for the same (sic).”
Meanwhile, Munmun Dutta is popularly generally known as BabitaJi from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.
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