Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Actress Munmun Dutta Booked Under SC/ST Act For Using Casteist Slur

The FIRs registered against Tarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chashma actor Munmun Dutta for her alleged word hurting sentiments of Scheduled Caste communities in a video going viral on social media.

Bench of Hemant Gupta and Justice V. Ramasubramanian issued a notice in a plea filed by Dutta against the FIR under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act.
Advocate Puneet Bali, appearing for Dutta, submitted that the incident has taken place as Dutta is Bengali and was unaware of the real meaning of the word. Whereas, the Bench said , “That is not true. You may not be informed. Everyone knows the meaning. The same word is used in Bangla.”

The Bench, while issuing a notice, directed a stay on five FIRs registered against her in different states. The court has listed the matter after six weeks.

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