The Madras high court has directed the Vadapalani police to register an FIR based on a complaint against veteran director Bharathiraja for allegedly speaking ill of Lord Vinayagar and Andal, if cognisable offence was made out.
The direction was issued by Justice M S Ramesh, when petition from V G Narayanan, a social worker and a member of Hindu Makkal Munnani came up for hearing.
In his plea, Narayanan said Bharathiraja while attending a Tamil film function on January 18 had without any reason, wantonly and with a malafide motive, spoken ill of Vinayagar and Andal.
He alleged that Bharathiraja had been with a motive to cause religious animosity among people of different faith had been doing it repeatedly and hurting the feelings of the people.
Narayanan said he had filed a complaint at the Vadapalani police station on grounds that the director’s comments had incited violence between two sections of people. Claiming inaction at the police station, he took the case to the high court next.