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Periyar remark row: Dravidian group moves HC, demands FIR against Rajinikanth

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Dravidian group moves HC and wants FIR to be filed against Rajinikanth. The controversy had started in a recent speech by the 69-year-old actor at an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Tamil magazine Thuglaq, started by playwright-turned-journalist Cho. Ramasamy and currently run by right-wing ideologue S Gurumurthy. In the context of delivering a praise to Thuglaq for its reportage, Rajinikanth said the magazine had highlighted on cover page the procession by Periyar and that Thuglaq made brisk sales because of attempts by the then DMK Government to curtail its access. "No other journal covered it but Cho ran it on the cover of the magazine and delivered a severe condemnation," Rajinikanth had said.

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