The Hindu Makkal Katchi, a fringe Hindu political party in Tamil Nadu, reportedly threatened Justice CS Karnan after he said India was a racist country and he would not hesitate to migrate to a country free from caste discrimination.
The right-wing group has sent Justice Karnan a blank cheque so he could migrate to any country he wished to, reported India Today.
Justice Karnan has been in the news recently as he stayed his transfer orders to the Calcutta High Court. He also said he would direct the Chennai Police to file an FIR under the SC/ST Act against two Supreme Court judges for trying to stop him from doing judicial work. On Feb. 15, he said he was a victim of caste discrimination. He had said the judiciary was biased against Dalits.
"I will direct the Chennai Commissioner of Police to register cases against the two apex court judges under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act)," The Hindu quoted him as saying on Supreme Court Justice JS Khehar and Justice R Banumathi, who were on a bench that had stayed all administrative or judicial orders passed by Justice Karnan after February 12 — the date of his transfer recommendation by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur.
Justice Karnan also sent a copy of his statement regarding him staying his own transfer to President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda, Minister for Consumer Affairs Ramvilas Paswan, former UP chief minister Mayawati, National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Chairperson PL Punia and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
The Hindu Makkal Katchi had in 2015 threatened to legal action as the Tamil Nadu government restrained it from conducting conversion of 108 people from minority communities to Hinduism, reports ZEE News. The group is also known for filing complaints against actresses for wearing "revealing" outfits. In December 2015, the group had also staged a protest against the ban on Jallikattu. It also opposed writer Perumal Murugan's book "Maathorubagan".