No Contempt Proceedings Against Tamil Hero Suriya

South star hero Suriya Sivakumar had recently criticised the judiciary over the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

High Court judge SM Balasubramaniam had requested the court to initiate contempt proceedings against the actor as his statements criticised judges and the judicial system of India.

The Principal Bench of the Madras High Court today did not initiate contempt proceedings, but called the actor's comments "unnecessary and unwarranted".

Suriya had said, "With the fear of life due to corona scare, the court which dispenses justice via video-conferencing orders students to fearlessly go and take exams."

The actor won a lot of support on social media for standing in support of students. Hashtags like #TNStandsWithSuriya trended on Twitter. Six former judges of High Court had written to the Chief Justice against contempt proceedings as well.
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