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‘Kalla’ Director Pa Ranjith booked for remarks on Chola emperor

Chennai | Director Pa Ranjith, famously known for his movies like ‘Kalla’ and ‘Kabali’ has apparently been booked for his controversial remark on the Chola emperor Raja Raja Chola on compliant of Hindu Makkal Katchi.

Ranjith who is also the founder of Nilam Panpattu Maiyam is seen saying in an online video that during Raja Raja Chola reign, land was taken from Dalits by intrigue. ” Large scale oppression of Dalits had started during the same period and Devadasi system was prevalent during his reign,” he added.

The filmmaker was speaking at a public meeting organised by Blue Panthers Party in Tiruppanandal on June 5 to commemorate the death anniversary of Umar Farooq, who founded the Neela Puligal Iyakkam working for Dalits.

 

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