Actor Meera Mithun booked for anti-Dalit remarks

The Chennai police have booked actor-model Meera Mithun for using a casteist slur against Dalits. During an interview with a YouTube channel, Meera said that all the Dalit film workers should be chucked out of the industry.

“The members of the SC community face trouble mostly because they are indulged in illegal activities and crime. No one will unnecessarily speak ill of someone without a reason,” she said in the interview.

“I think it’s time to chuck out all the scheduled caste people, directors from the industry,” she added. 

The case was registered based on a complaint by the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader and former MP Vanni Arasu. 

She has been booked under seven provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Prevention of Atrocities Act. 

Additionally, Dravidar Liberation Organisation Madurai District Secretary MP Mani Amuthan and Tamil Nadu Untouchability Eradication Front have filed complaints against Meera.

On August 7, VCK president and MP Thol Thirumavalavan urged the police to book the actor under SC/ST Prevention Act for her casteist remarks about oppressed castes.