- There is a possibility that Maridhas may not get justice if the case is tried inside Tamil Nadu.
- The current government may want to make an example out of Maridhas to thwart any dissent in future.
The arrest of YouTuber Maridhas by Tamil Nadu Police has not sent shockwaves in the state because this is what has been expected of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) government. The DMK has always had a track record of crushing the freedom of expression right from the days of DMK supremo late M Karunanidhi. The attacks on Kumudam and Thuglak, including confiscation of their copies which brought to light obscene attacks on Hindu deities by E V Ramasamy; the attack on saintly Tamil scholar Thirumuruga Kirupananda Variyar and ransacking his worship platform by DMK cadre; the murderous attack on ‘Dinakaran’ in the temple city Madurai under DMK rule following family dynastic dispute — are just a few events defining the nature of the party called the DMK.