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Did Devoleena Bhattacharjee Support Suresh Raina’s ‘Brahmin Identity’ Comment?

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Devoleena Bhattacharjee Tweet: Television actor Devoleena Bhattacharjee took to Twitter on Friday and retweeted a post in support of Suresh Raina.

Since the cricketer, Suresh Raina is facing backlash for his comment at the opening game of Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), Bhattacharjee said that there should be ‘a strong law’ against trolling.

Why is Suresh Raina facing backlash?

During the opening game of the fifth season of TNPL, Suresh Raina was invited by the commentary team. As he has been playing for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL), he was asked how he embraced the culture in Chennai.

In his reply, Raina said, “I am also Brahmin. I’ve lived in and I’ve seen (Chennai), I’ve been playing since 2004 in Chennai. I love the culture, I love my teammates.”

His comment has drawn him a lot of flak on social media as many individuals for misrepresenting Chennai culture with only the Brahmin caste and being boastful about belonging to a dominant caste.

Devoleena Bhattacharjee on casteism: 

Bhattacharjee in her tweet seemed to support Raina’s statement and wrote that the people who speak against casteism are the ones who face it the most in their homes. She wrote, “The problem is Within the Society…Casteism is there..Very much there..infact jo iske khilaaf bolte hai unke ghar mein hi sabse zyada shayad ho..Sad but True..Are we ever gonna stop this? And top of it there should be strong law against Trolling…”

She retweeted a post that read, “Suresh Raina was brutally trolled, ‘some’ people are calling him casteist ‘just’ because in an interview he said, ‘I THINK I AM A #BRAHMIN‘. Well we will have the fundamental right to acknowledge our heritage. Isn’t it? Is it a crime? Why people are offended?”