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Khushboo surrenders in TN court

November 15, 2005 18:23 IST
Last Updated: November 15, 2005 23:38 IST

Film actress Kushboo, who is at the centre of a controversy for her remarks on pre-martial sex, made a sudden apperance in a courtin Chennaito surrender even as the Madras High Court reserved its orders on her anticipatory bail plea. When Kushboo approached the Mettur judicial magistrate court to surrender she was told by court officials to present herself on Wednesday, as the magistrate was not present.

She, however, recorded her presence in the court register. "I came to surrender and will come to the court on Wednesday," Kushboo told reporters after appearing in the court. On November 11, Judicial Magistrate S Sridharan had issued a non-bailable warrant against the actress for her failure to appear in court in connection with a defamation suit filed against her for her remarks. When the suit came up for hearing on November 11, the actress was not present and her advocate filed a petition seeking to dispense with her presence citing inclement weather and some prior engagements as the reasons.

The Magistrate, however, dismissed the petition and posted the case for hearing on December 16. In Chennai, Justice S Sardar Zakharia Hussain of the Madras High Court reserved orders today after hearing arguments on the bail application by the counsels of Kushboo and Murugan who had filed the complaint against the actress in the Mettur court in Salem district.

Kushboo had moved the High Court as she apprehended arrest following issuance of a non-bailable warrant against her by a Judicial magistrate at Mettur in a defamation suit for her remarks on pre-marital sex by women. In a related development, actress Suhasini Maniratnam, who had defended Kushboo, expressed regret for her comments through a letter to South Indian Film Artistes Association President Vijaykant and its General Secretary R Sharathkumar.

"Please treat the entire episode as a bad dream," she said in a "self-explanation" to the South Indian Film Artistes Association President Vijaykant and its General Secretary R Sharath Kumar, according to a release issued by them. On November 13, Sharath Kumar had sent a letter to Suhasini seeking an explanation for her defence of Kushboo. Meanwhile, an effigy of Suhasini was burnt by members of the Sharath Kumar Fans association in Vellore on Tuesday, police said.

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Sub: Kushboo's Speech

I feel in the name of culture, the extent to which people have been reacting to what Kushbu and Suhasini said has gone beyond all ...

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Oh my God, here I was, thinking that we Indians have freedom of speech! Is a person to be arrested just for making remarks about ...

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i haven't had opportunity to go through what kushboo really said.but, most of these politicians and actors do engage in pre-marital sex and extra marital ...

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It is sad to see that the basic fundamental rights that the Indian constitution provides is nop being upheld by the courts. I suggest the ...

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Backward social structure is one of the things that needs a change. In our society under-age marriage is OK... Illiterates multiplying like pigs is Ok... ...

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