Kamal asks celebrities not to take sheen out of Jallikkattu protesters

Actor Kamal Haasan has asked celebrities in the entertainment industry to stay away from Jallikkattu protests and protesters as youths and students have been doing an ‘excellent job’. “Interference by celebrities might shift the focus and limelight to them and would take the sheen out of the on-going protests,” Kamal Haasan has said so in a statement.

Youths and students all over the State have taken to spontaneous protests in order to get the Govt. of Tamil Nadu and the Centre to initiate urgent action to revoke the existing ban on Jallikkattu.

Protests have been going on from Chennai to Madurai to Trichy to Coimbatore to Tirunelveli and all cities and towns across the State. Celebrities have expressed their support via Twitter and Facebook and in some cases, visiting the protesters in person.

In his statement issued yesterday, Kamal Haasan has lauded the students and youths for having taken up the issue in a huge manner. “It’s an excellent endavour and let this protest be theirs.

For the first time, they have taken up something nice and are going full-throttle. Usually, politicians provoke students to go on protest but in the instant case, students’ spontaneous protests have stumped politicians.

“I personally feel film celebrities shouldn’t interfere in the protest as it would take sheen out of the students and youths’ protest. It’s their struggle; there might be some future politicians among them. Let them go ahead with their protests and I feel nobody has the right to prevent them from protesting,” Kamal Haasan said.

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