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HC refuses to stay coercive action against Yuvika Chaudhary for using casteist slur

Yuvika Chaudhary

Legal troubles mounted for Bollywood actress Yuvika Chaudhary over her alleged use of a ‘casteist slur’ on social media. On Friday, the Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed a plea seeking a stay in the case filed against her over the use of the offensive word. 

The Punjab and Haryana High Court was hearing a plea filed by Chaudhary’s lawyer Ruchi Shekhari which sought a stay order on ‘coercive action’ by the police. Yuvika Chaudhary had allegedly used a casteist slur in a video on her YouTube channel which featured her husband, Prince Narula back in May 2021.

The plea cited the similar ‘stay’ in the cases of Yuvraj Singh and Munmun Dutta, who had used the casteist slur in the past and highlighted that the complainant Rajat Kalsan is the same person who filed cases against others. Yuvika Chaudhary’s lawyer sought a stay on the investigation in the case against her on similar lines of Yuvraj Singh. 

However, the bench headed by Justice Amol Ratan Singh…

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