Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth blame Tamil Nadu govt for violence
Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan and Superstar Rajinikanth held the Tamil Nadu government responsible for the death of innocent people during anti-Sterlite protests in Tuticorin. The Anti-Sterlite protests turned violent on the 100th day of protests.
Kamal Haasan said that he would stand for the people and offered his condolence to the grieving families.
He said, "This is unpardonable. People of Tamil Nadu will not forget this violation against their dignity and life. I am very sure this could have been stopped before escalating it to such levels."
"It was a non-violent protest which was going on for some time. Govt thought that by not giving them a shade to protest, it will dissipate and go away. But the will of the people was much stronger than the government," Haasan said.
Actor Rajinikanth Tamil Nadu said the government's inaction is responsible for the violence in Tuticorin. He said, "Governments should take responsibility for the loss of life and violence in Tuticorin."
More than 20 people suffered minor injuries in stone-pelting incident, some vehicles were set on fire, leading to tension in the area. Several shops in this town, Srivaikundam and Oddapidaram remained shut in support of the protest, police said.