Kerala High Court on Thursday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of actor Kollam Thulasi in connection with the case of controversial speech calling for “ripping apart young women who entered Sabarimala”.
The court ordered his immediate appearance in front of the investigation officer. Thulasi made controversial remarks on October 12 during a meeting after a Sabarimala protection march at Chavara. It was attended by BJP state president PS Sreedharan Pillai.
The court felt his speech was part of a strategy to attract people against women entry to the shrine and was no political speech.
Thulasi had said women who entered Sabarimala should be ripped apart. “One half should be sent to Delhi and another to the Chief Minister,” he had said. He even called four of the five judges who pronounced the verdict for young women entry to Sabarimala 'idiots’. However, he expressed regret later and moved the High Court after the case was registered against him.
The court observed that his comments sent a wrong message to people.