CASE FILED AGAINST LYRICIST
Chennai/ Coimbatore: A case was on Saturday registered against popular Tamil film lyricist Vairamuthu for his alleged remarks against a Hindu Goddess recently, even as more complaints were filed against him with police. A row had erupted after the national award- winning lyricist had reportedly made the comments against Andal, a Hindu Goddess, at a function in Rajapalayam Police said a case was registered against Vairamuthu based on a complaint from a Hindu Munnani functionary, adding, investigation is on. The complainant Suri stated that devotees of Goddess Andal were hurt by the poet's remarks, police said. Meanwhile at Coimbatore, a group, led by Sadagopa Ramanuja Jeeyar of Manavala Maamuni Mutt, staged a demonstration near a temple demanding that Vairamuthu tender an apology. They threatened to go on an indefinite fast if he did not do so by January 16. In Chennai, a Hindu outfit lodged a complaint with police against Vairamuthu for his alleged ' outrageous' remarks. Police said they would examine the complaint following which an FIR may be filed. A social media campaign for and against the lyricist is now on.