MMK leader requests Madras HC not to initiate contempt proceedings against actor Surya
Jawahirullah said if Surya's views are taken as contempt of court, it goes against the freedom of expression guaranteed in the Constitution
Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK) leader M.H.Jawahirullah on Monday requested the Madras High Court not to take contempt of court action against actor Surya as it would impact freedom of expression.
In a statement issued here, Jawahirullah said a judge has written to the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court A.P. Sahi seeking contempt of court action against actor Surya for his comments.
Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK) leader #MHJawahirullah on Monday requested the #MadrasHighCourt not to take contempt of court action against actor #Surya as it would impact freedom of expression.— IANS Tweets (@ians_india) September 14, 2020
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Pointing out the virtual hearing of the cases by the courts due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Surya had wondered if it was right on the part of judges to order students to write the NEET exams, Jawahirullah said.
Jawahirullah said if Surya's views are taken as contempt of court, it goes against the freedom of expression guaranteed in the Constitution.
He said the MMK requests the Chief Justice not to take action against Surya.
In a letter to Chief Justice Sahi, objecting to the actor's statement, Justice S.M.Subramaniam said in his view, Surya's statement amounts to contempt of court as the judiciary has been criticised and the integrity and devotion of the judges as well as judicial system have been undermined, warranting initiation of contempt of court proceedings.
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