Malayalam actor and a BJP member Kollam Thulasi has been booked by the Kerala police for his controversial remarks on women entering Sabarimala, which he made during a BJP protest meeting against the Supreme Court verdict allowing women entry in the temple.
On Saturday, an FIR was registered against the actor under IPC sections 295(A) - deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage reliÂgious feelings of any class, 119 (A) of Kerala Police Act, which deals with acts in public places that degrade the dignity of women.
The actor was booked following a complaint made by local Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) leader Rateesh, according to The Hindu. Facing censure for his crass remarks on women who want to make a pilgrimage to Sabarimala, the actor later expressed regret and said that the remarks were made in an emotional state of mind.
The actor, on Friday, had said that â€śwomen who enter Sabarimala should be ripped apart.â€ť
He added, â€śOne half should be sent to Delhi and another to the Kerala Chief Minister.â€ť The actor even went to the extent of calling the four judges who delivered the judgment on Sabarimala are â€śidiotsâ€ť.
â€śThe mothers (elderly woman) taking part in the protest against the judgment should go to Sabarimala. Then those women should rip apart the ones who try to enter the temple," added the BJP member, who was a candidate in the 2015 Assembly polls.