Mumbai court summons Karunanidhi over remarks on Lord Ram

via HK published on November 4, 2007

MUMBAI: A court here on Saturday issued summons to DMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on a complaint filed by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) for his alleged “derogatory” remarks on Lord Ram.

Magistrate A G Mohabe of the 26th Metropolitan Court at suburban Borivali asked Karunanidhi to appear before it on December 11.

The complaint was filed by VHP’s Mumbai unit general secretary Arun Handa.

“The complaint has been filed under IPC sections 153 (promoting enmity between different religious groups) and 295 (intentionally outraging religious feelings),” Handa’s lawyer Gyanmurthi Sharma said.

“We have taken exception to Karunanidhi’s speech on September 15 and 20, in which he questioned the existence of Lord Ram and used derogatory remarks against him,” Sharma told

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