Supreme Court to consider plea against Udhayanidhi Stalin’s comments on ‘Sanatan Dharma’

A group of Tamil Nadu-based lawyers have filed a plea before Supreme Court Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin over his comments on ‘Sanatan Dharma’, a Sanskrit term used to describe an ‘eternal religion’. However, the court refused an emergency hearing on the matter.

The plea alleges that Stalin made derogatory comments against ‘Sanatan Dharma’ and seeks legal intervention to stop him from making further statements on the issue.

Due to the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case on an emergency basis, the case will follow the standard listing procedure.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin’s son Udhayanidhi had compared the spread of ‘Sanatana Dharma’ to diseases like ‘COVID-19, dengue and malaria’. The DMK leader accused dharma of promoting division and discrimination among people, calling for its eradication.

His comments were widely condemned by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party as well as opposition members such as Raghav Chadha of the Aam Aadmi Party.

FIRs were also registered against Udhayanidhi Stalin and Karnataka Minister Priyank Kharge in Uttar Pradesh and Mumbai following their remarks.

The plaintiffs claim that these comments have hurt the sentiments and religious sentiments of those who follow Sanatan Dharma.


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