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Munmun Dutta booked under SC/ST Act for using casteist slur

An FIR has been registered against Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actor Munmun Dutta. A Dalit activist has filed a complain after she used a casteist slur during a YouTube video.

FIR against Munmun Dutta

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actor Munmun Dutta has landed in legal trouble. An FIR against the tv star has been registered in Hissar, Haryana, for using a casteist slur during a recent video.

Earlier in the week, Munmun faced criticism after she used casteist slur during a makeup video. a part of the fans expressed their outrage against the actor for using the slur on social media. The hashtag ‘#ArrestMunmunDutta’ also began to trend.

It has now been reported that Dalit rights activist Rajat Kalsan has registered a complaint against her. consistent with India Today, the FIR was filed under section 3(1) (u) of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Rajat Kalsan, a lawyer, shared a replica of the FIR on Twitter.

On May 10, Munmun issued an apology, blaming the ‘language barrier’ because the reason for her error of judgement. “This is in reference to a video 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 it meaning I immediately took the part down (sic).” she wrote on Instagram.

 “I sincerely would like to apologise to every single person who have been unintentionally hurt by the usage of the word and I sincerely regret for the same (sic).” she added.

Munmun began her career as a model before making her television debut in Hum Sab Baraati Hai. She became widely popular after she appeared on the show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, where she plays the role of Babita. Munmun has also appeared in a few films including Mumbai Express and Holiday.

IMAGE CREDIT- MUNMUN DUTTA/INSTAGRAM

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