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'Kaali' Poster: President Of Right Wing Outfit Issues Threat, Held

The president of the outfit - Shakti Sena Hindu Makkal Iyakkam - targeted the filmmaker Leena Manimekhalai for the poster of her documentary 'Kaali'.

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The President of a right-wing organization was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly issuing a death threat and abusing through video the maker of the film 'Kaali' a poster which showed Goddess Kali smoking a cigarette, police said.

The president of the outfit - Sakthi Sena Hindu Makkal Iyakkam - targeted the filmmaker Leena Manimekalai for the poster, said the police. 

Even as protests against Manimekhalai spread across the nation, Saraswati, a resident of the city, released the video condemning and threatening the filmmaker. This has gone viral on social media. Based on a complaint, a case against Sarawasti was registered and she was arrested, the police added. 

[With Inputs from PTI]

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