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Criminal proceedings against actress Priya Prakash Varrier stayed by Supreme Court
Posted on: 21-02-2018 , 02:30:PM | DY365 Bureau

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February 21, 2018: In a recent development, the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed all criminal proceedings against actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who had become an instant sensation after a short clip of an upcoming Malayalam film’s song where she was featured winking went viral.


Reportedly, an FIR was registered on February 14 at Falaknama police station at Hyderabad over allegations that the song 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi' of the film ‘Oru Adaar Love’ has hurt religious sentiments of the Muslim community.
Following this, 18-year-old Varrier moved the Supreme Court on Monday seeking quashing of the FIR. She sought top court's direction to prohibit states from initiating any criminal proceedings against her and plead for protection.
As per reports the petition filed contended that the “song is originally from an old folk song from Kerala which was written in 1978 by Mr. PMA Jabbar and was first sung by Mr. Thalassery Rafeeq, in the praise of the Prophet and his wife Beevi Khadija” and that “the claims that it hurts the religious sentiments of the Muslim Community are without any basis”.
Acting on this, On Tuesday, the SC agreed to an urgent hearing of the petition following which it has restrained all states from initiating any criminal action.

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