Andhra MP files complaint against Nandy

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 01, 2013 18:22 hrs

Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, Feb 1 (IBNS): Sociologist and political critic Ashis Nandy continued to face troubles for his controversial anti-Dalit comments made at the Jaipur Literature Festival last week as an Andhra Pradesh Member of Parliament (MP) on Friday filed a complaint against him for his remarks, media reports said.

MP from Karimnagar district in the state, Ponnam Prabhakar, filed the complaint against Nandy at the Two Town police station here.

Prabhakar demanded the police to take action against Nandy after investigating the issue.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the Rajasthan Police not to arrest Nandy who ran into trouble with his utterances in the Jaipur Literature Festival construed as anti-Dalit.

The apex court also asked Nandy to not to make such statements in future despite his good intentions.

Nandy had petitioned on Thursday before the apex court to quash the First Information Report (FIR) registered against him for his comments made at the Jaipur Literature Festival last week.

The police had registered an FIR under section 3(1) of the SC/ST Act against him, which is non-bailable and invites up to 10-years in jail.

Nandy landed himself in a cesspool of controversy by saying that Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) were the most corrupt, triggering angry reactions and lodging of an FIR against him that could see him behind bars.

He had said: "It is a fact that most of the corrupt come from the OBCs and the Schedule Castes, and now increasingly from the Schedule Tribes, and as long as this is the case, Indian Republic will survive."

Nandy later issued a statement clarifying his comments.

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