The Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed criminal proceedings pending before magistrate courts in Tamil Nadu against Suhasini Mani Ratnam, who had spoken up in support for Kushboo.Just Two days after the Supreme Court dismissed all the 23 cases against Kushboo for her interview to a magazine on pre-marital sex,
Justice C S Karnan quashed the proceedings against Suhasini, who came under attack from some organisations for making comments on pre-marital sex in a magazine interview. Earlier, in her petitions, filed by counsel C Seethapathy, the actress sought to quash the proceedings before the lower courts.
Expressing happiness over the verdict, Suhasini said, “Kushboo was courageous in facing the cases against her. I am equally courageous. I got summons every day. The situation I faced then was traumatic. People around me were so scared.”
In her interview years before, Suhasini apologised on behalf of Tamils to Kushboo who was facing a slew of cases for her remarks. “I was neither in agreement nor disagreement with Kushboo’s remarks on pre-marital sex,” she said.