HC quashes FIR against Abhijit Majumder after Periyar remarks redacted

The court had earlier objected to the remarks saying there was no decency in expressing news and opinions nowadays.

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The Madras High Court on Tuesday quashed an FIR lodged against former MyNation editor-in-chief Abhijit Majumder after he redacted his derogatory remarks on Periyar, LiveLaw reported.

The Tamil Nadu police had booked Majumder over his opinion piece focussing on state minister Udhayanidhi Stalin's remarks on Sanatan Dharma.

In his opinion piece, Majumder had called Periyar “an intellectual thug who did not just marry his own adopted daughter 40 years younger, but reportedly incited local goons to sexually harass his wife to stop her from visiting a temple”.

The court noted that he had redacted those remarks and republished a new article, and that the complainant had accepted his undertaking.

In January this year, the court had strongly objected to the piece and noted that there was no decency in expressing news and opinions nowadays. The court noted that Periyar had a stature in society and such comments could lead to violence.

This report was published with AI assistance.


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