FIR against Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actress Munmun Dutta for casteist slur; booked under SC/ST Act
An FIR under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act has been filed against Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actress Munmun Dutta after she used a casteist slur in a video. The actress was booked after Rajat Kalsan, convenor, National Alliance for Dalit Human Rights, lodged a complaint in Hansi, Haryana. Munmum, in a makeup video, stated that she wished to look good and not like people from a specific caste. The actress known for playing the character Babita on the show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah angered many people with her remark, following which she issued an apology on social media.
First information report has been registered against the actress Munmun Dutta @ Babita ji at police station City Hansi under section 3(1) (u) of SC ST POA act.
Complaint is got registered by dalit rights activist Rajat kalsan. pic.twitter.com/Z7ZTfZXa54— Rajat Kalsan رجت کلسن (@rajat53548936) May 13, 2021
Taking to her Twitter page, Munmun Dutta stated that she had said the work due to a language barrier and was not informed about its meaning. She wrote, "This is in reference to a video that I posted yesterday where in one word used by me has been misinterpreted. It was never said with the intent of insult, intimidate, humiliate or hurt anyone’s feelings. Because of my language barrier, I was genuinely misinformed about the meaning of the word. Once I was made aware of its meaning I immediately took the part down. I have utmost respect for every single person from every caste, creed or gender and acknowledge their immense contribution to our Society or nation."
Munmum further added, "I sincerely would like to apologize to every single person who have been unintentionally hurt by the usage of the word and I sincerely regret for the same." The actress' apology didn't make much of a difference as many on social media expressed their anger and disappointment by trending the hashtag 'Arrest Munmun Dutta' on Twitter.
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