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Periyar row: Madras HC dismisses case against Rajinikanth

Rajinikanth kicked up a row with his comments on a rally taken out by Periyar
Periyar row: Madras HC dismisses case against Rajinikanth
Periyar row: Madras HC dismisses plea against Rajinikanth .

ITDC INDA EPRESS/ ITDC NEWS The Madras High Court, on Friday, dismissed the case filed by a Dravidian outfit against actor Rajinikanth on his comment against Periyar. Responding to the case, the court said: 'Why rush to High Court instead of going to Magistrate Court?', ANI reported.

Rajinikanth had kicked up a row recently with his comments on a rally taken out by social reformer and leader EV Ramaswamy 'Periyar'. After a Dravidian outfit demanded an apology from him for his comments on a rally taken out by social reformer Periyar decades ago, Rajinikanth had asserted that he will neither express regret nor tender an apology and maintained that his remark was factual.

Showing clippings from magazines and newspapers, the top actor said the idols of Lord Ram and Sita were taken out without dress and the deities also featured a garland of sandals in a rally led by late Periyar E V Ramasamy in 1971.

"A controversy has emerged that I said something that did not happen. But I did not say anything that did not occur. I only said what I heard and things that appeared in magazines. Sorry, I will not express regret or apologise," he told reporters outside his Poes Garden residence.

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