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BJP’s Khushbu Sundar Detained Throughout Protest Amid Manusmriti Remarks Row

Khushbu Sundar was detained when she was on her method to lead a BJP protest.

Chennai:

Actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar, who joined the BJP earlier this month, was detained by the police in Tamil Nadu’s Chengalpattu district right this moment whereas she was on her method to lead a protest in opposition to a politician for his remarks on historic Hindu textual content Manusmriti.

Throughout a current tackle to a bunch, Thol Thirumavalavan, the chief of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), had claimed that spiritual textual content Manusmriti demeans girls and that Manu Dharma treats girls as intercourse staff. The politician had demanded ban on Manusmriti.

Ms Sundar was heading to Cuddalore district to guide a protest by the BJP’s girls’s wing when she was detained. The police had denied permission for the protest in Cuddalore.

The social gathering has demanded an apology from Mr Thirumavalavan for his remarks, with its girls’s wing calling for protests throughout Tamil Nadu. The BJP mentioned the feedback might set off a communal conflict.

Reacting to the criticism, Mr Thirumavalavan mentioned, “I solely quoted Manusmriti. Manusmriti needs to be banned. The BJP is spreading faux information to set off clashes.”

A case was filed in opposition to the VCK chief, which was condemned by the opposition DMK, Congress and different events that type the Secular Progressive Alliance.

On Monday, BJP and VCK cadres practically got here to blows when Mr Thirumavalavan visited Erode. When he was on his method to attend a marriage, BJP staff raised slogans in opposition to him and demanded his apology for his feedback. VCK, who had been within the neighborhood, raised counter slogans and it appeared for some time {that a} conflict could erupt. The police took away the BJP staff in a van. When the automobile was about to depart the spot, some VCK staff allegedly threw stones on the van, however nobody was injured, the police mentioned.

Khushbu Sundar modified camp from the Congress and joined the BJP simply months earlier than the Tamil Nadu polls. In her resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, she wrote that she felt “pushed and suppressed” by individuals who had no join with floor actuality.

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