High Court rejects proceedings against Suriya; Suriya reacts

Chief Justice of the Madras High Court said that there is no contempt of court action against actor Surya.
High Court rejects proceedings against Suriya
After a HC judge had asked to initiate contempt of court against Suriya for his NEET remarks, Madras High Court has said no the case criticising Suriya for his statement.

Earlier it was reported that Suriya’s statement on the NEET exam become controversy as Suriya said that courts were ordering students to write exams fearlessly, the judges themselves were hearing cases via video conference amid the pandemic. Following his statement, Justice SM Subramaniam had then written to the Madras HC bench to initiate contempt of court proceedings against the actor.

Chennai High Court Chief Justices Sahi and Senthil Kumar Ramamurthy took up the matter voluntarily. The judges issued a 29-page order. In it, the Supreme Court, after consultation with the Attorney General, ordered that no contempt of court action be taken against Surya. The judges, meanwhile, advised Surya to speak with caution. The Chief Justice also said that the court or the judges should not be criticized. The judges also advised that the criticisms should be fair and should not cross the line.

Welcoming the High Court's rejection of proceedings against him, Suriya has expressed his happiness on the same. Taking to his social networking page, Suriya posted, "I'm deeply moved by the institutional magnanimity of the Indian Judiciary. I have always held out judiciary in the highest esteem, which is the only hope for upholding the constitutional rights of our people. I'm humbled and inspired by the fairness and justice demonstrated by the Hon'ble High Court of Madras." (sic)


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