Supreme Court stays five FIR’s against the actress Munmun Dutta

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Published by Swathy S on 19 Jun 2021

Munmun Datta, the actress who is widely known as Babita Ji from her sitcom ¬†Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, is after the Supreme Court stayed the five FIR’s against the actress in different parts of the country.

The FIR was trolled after using a casteist slur on social media from one of her make-up videos. Five FIR’s have been filed against Munmun Datta under Section 3(1)(u) Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for allegedly humiliating the community.

Now, the Justices Hemant Gupta and V Ramasubramaniam have issued a notice regarding Munmun’s plea to combine the five FIR’s against her. The lawyer of the actress asserted during the hearing that Munmun was not aware of the actual meaning and the context of the word that she mentioned in the video. But the court refused and stated that it was not true as same word is used in Bangla.

In the video, the actress had said that she wanted to look good and not like a ‘bhangi’. Later she faced backlash on social media for her comment and then she posted an apology in which she wrote “This is in reference to a video that I posted yesterday where in one word used by me has been misinterpreted. It was never said with the intent to 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 its meaning I immediately took the part down. I have utmost respect for every single person from every caste, creed or gender and acknowledge their immense contribution to our Society or nation. I sincerely would like to apologize to every single person who has been unintentionally hurt by the usage of the word”.

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