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A Tamil Nadu-based writer who was arrested on Monday for shouting slogans against the BJP in front of the party’s state president was granted bail by the Thoothukudi court on Tuesday.

Lois Sofia, a writer who has extensively covered the protests against the Sterlite copper plant, had on Monday shouted “fascist BJP government down, down” at the Tuticorin airport.
Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan came to the defence of Sofia and questioned the basis of the charges levelled on her. Batting for free speech, Haasan in a tweet, said that if politicians can roam around freely, despite sloganeering and being critical of each other in public places, then so can the common people.

“If Sofia is a criminal, then politicians are criminals, too. Why aren't they arrested? Having said that, I realise that I, too, am a politician when I say this,” said Kamal Haasan.

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