New Delhi: Actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar, who recently joined the BJP, was detained by the police in Chengalpattu district of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. The BJP leader was detained when she was on her way to lead a protest against Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) chief Thol Thirumavalavan’s alleged remark on Hindu text Manusmriti. Also Read - Mamata Banerjee Dares BJP To Arrest Her, Says Will Ensure TMC Victory in Polls From Jail Itself
While addressing a group, Thirumavalavan had demanded a ban on Manusmriti, saying that the religious text ‘denigrates women and treats women as prostitutes’. Also Read - BJP MLA Vijay Kumar Sinha Elected Speaker of Bihar Assembly by Majority Vote
Earlier on Monday, when the VCK leader was on his way to attend a wedding, BJP workers gathered at nearby Kandasamypalayam, raised slogans against him, and demanded his apology for his alleged derogatory comments.
Alleging that Thirumavalavan”s remark belittled women, the BJP and Hindu outfits strongly objected and demanded an apology. Meanwhile, police have filed a case against the VCK chief, which was denounced by the DMK, Congress, and other parties that form the Secular Progressive Alliance.