Private Complaint Filed Against Prakash Raj for Criticising Modi

Award-winning actor Prakash Raj has come under fire from BJP supporters.

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Actor Prakash Raj.

Award-winning actor Prakash Raj has come under fire from BJP supporters as a lawyer filed a private complaint against him in a Lucknow court, over his recent remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The court is scheduled to hear the complaint on 7 October.

On Monday, Raj questioned the “absolute silence” of PM Modi on those “celebrating” journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder.

While addressing the 11th annual convention of left-affiliated students’ group, Democratic Youth Federation of India, Raj said:

Who killed my dear friend Gauri is not as important to me today as who has been celebrating her death. There may not be proof as to who killed Gauri but we can see who is celebrating it and from this we can form an idea of who could have killed her.

Being a close friend to the Lankesh family, the actor slammed the prime minister and others for acting as if nothing had happened, despite having social media followers celebrating the killing on social media.

Following his speech, reports started to emerge that Raj wants to return his national award to protest Lankesh’s murder. The actor later clarified by saying he had no such intention.

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