MK's remarks on Lord Ram a criminal offence: Jaya

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Chennai, Sep 27 (UNI) Describing Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's critical remarks on Lord Ram as a ''criminal offence'' under the IPC, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa today reiterated her demand for the dismissal of the DMK Government for failing to uphold the Constitution.

''It is the duty of the Chief Minister to uphold the Constitution and law and order. Mr Karunanidhi's statements have wounded persons who have faith in a particular religion and this is definitely a criminal offence under various sections of the IPC,'' she said in an interview to Times Now TV.

''What Mr Karunanidhi had said about Lord Ram is an offence under Sections 295(a), 298 and 505 (c) of the IPC, which attracts imprisonment ranging from one to three years,'' she added.

Ms Jayalalithaa reasoned that when these laws were applicable to the common man, then it was all the more applicable to a person holding such a high office like Chief Minister. ''If a common man had made such remarks, an FIR would have been filed and he would have been arrested,'' she said.

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