Actress-singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, who had recently tweeted against the 'aggressive/ear shattering call' for azaan, on Wednesday lodged a police complaint against the 'abusive' tweets posted by netizens in response to her remarks, an official said.
Based on her complaint, police registered a case against four persons, the official added.
Krishnamoorthi, 41, had criticised the 'aggressive/ear shattering call' for azaan, saying she does not need public loudspeakers to remind her of God.
came home at 4.45 am 2 most aggressive/ ear shattering call of azaan. Nothing more lowlife & dumb than such extreme imposed religiousity— Suchitra (@suchitrak) July 23, 2017
nobody objects to azaan or prayers during decent hours. But to be wakung up entire neighbourhood at 5 am is not civilized https://t.co/PBT94NtuGN— Suchitra (@suchitrak) July 23, 2017
Her tweets were met with both praise and scorn. While some commended her for talking about the issue, others called her an attention-seeker.
Look at these perverts! Feel sorry for my India -with this kind of attitude towards women its no wonder we've become rape capital of d world pic.twitter.com/Hteg0IXRM8— Suchitra (@suchitrak) July 25, 2017
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.
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