New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought responses from the Tamil Nadu government and Udhayanidhi Stalin, the state minister for youth welfare and sports development and son of chief minister MK Stalin, to a petition that sought the registration of an FIR against Udhayanidhi for his comments earlier this month that ‘Sanatan Dharma’ was against the idea of social justice and that it must be eradicated.
A total of 14 parties have been included in the plea by the petitioner. These include different departments of the Tamil Nadu government, DGP, the Police Commissioner, CBI and others.
A bench of justices Aniruddha Bose and Bela M Trivedi issued notices to the state government and Udhayanidhi even as it observed that the petitioner had the option of approaching the jurisdictional high court in first instance.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin’s son Udhayanidhi Stalin on September 2 sparked a row after he compared Sanatana Dharma with “dengue” and “malaria” and said that it should not just be opposed, but “eradicated”.Speaking at a ‘Sanatana Abolition Conference’, Udhayanidhi Stalin said that Sanatana dharma is against social justice and equality.