Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
»
1-min read

SC Quashes All Cases Against ‘Wink Girl’ Priya Prakash Varrier

The apex court also declared that no further complaints against the actor or the makers of her film Oru Adaar Love shall be entertained.

News18.com

Updated:August 31, 2018, 5:34 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Loading...

In a major relief for teenage South-Indian actor Priya Prakash Varrier, popularly known as The Wink Girl, the Supreme Court on Friday quashed all police complaints against her alleging that a song in her upcoming film hurts religious sentiments.

The court also declared that no further complaints against the actor or the makers of Oru Adaar Love shall be entertained under IPC’s Section 295A that penalises all acts intending to insult religious groups. "Somebody in a film sings a song and you have no other job but to file a case," NDTV quoted Chief Justice Dipak Misra as saying. The bench also noted that there was no justification in reistering FIRs for this case in the first place.

Referring to a constitution bench judgement and a verdict delivered in a similar case lodged against cricketer M S Dhoni, the apex court said no offence under Section 295 A of the IPC is made out against the 18-year-old actor and others in the present case. Section 295 A of IPC deals with deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.

Thank you for all the love and support💙

A post shared by priya prakash varrier (@priya.p.varrier) on

It added that the song that has Varrier winking — which made her an overnight sensation — has no malicious intention and doesn’t outrage religious sentiment in any way.

Varrier, 18, had appealed to the apex court earlier in February this year, saying it was a traditional song, a tribute to Prophet Mohammed’s love for his first wife Khadeeja. Popular among Muslims in Kerala's Malabar region, she alleged it had “been misunderstood by the complainants".

Following her plea, the SC had put on hold all cases against her.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results