The state of Tamil Nadu is currently in flames due to the Sterlite protests that led to the killings of at least 12 people as per latest reports. The people around the area of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper unit in Tuticorin have demanded the company shutdown over increasing amount of pollution in the area that has led to ailments.
The protests, however, turned violent with many taking to the roads, hurling stones and setting government vehicles on fire. Followed by the same, while their demands have still not been met, the police started firing at the people which has led to the death of over 10 people. This incident has definitely irked many South celebrities including megastar Rajinikanth and actor turned politician Kamal Haasan.
Kamal Haasan responded to the incident through the official handle of his political party Makkal Needhi Maiam.
— Makkal Needhi Maiam | மக்கள் நீதி மய்யம் (@maiamofficial) May 22, 2018
— Makkal Needhi Maiam | மக்கள் நீதி மய்யம் (@maiamofficial) May 21, 2018
Whereas, megastar Rajinikanth posted this video to express his opinion against this barbaric incident:
Even Kattappa aka Satyaraj and his real life son Sibi Sathyaraj voiced out their thoughts against this heinous act of violence:
— RIAZ K AHMED (@RIAZtheboss) May 22, 2018
Saddened and angered by the government’s negligence and attitude that has lead to loss of lives today.When people protest peacefully for a proper cause its the duty of those in power to look into the problem and arrive at an amicable solution! #SterliteProtest
— Sibi (Sathya)raj (@Sibi_Sathyaraj) May 22, 2018
Other celebrities like Rang De Basanti actor Siddharth, Karti amongst others too reacted to the protests and posted their messages on social media:
Each and every bullet in the chests of dead protestors will come back to haunt this sham of a govt in Tamil Nadu. Deepest condolences and prayers for the murdered innocents and their families. What a dark day in our history. #SterliteProtest
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) May 22, 2018
Shocking n Horrible!!…. Feeling really sad for innocent people shot dead by the Police… Really scary abt our Rulers and their governance & Some Corporates are more evil than we can imagine!! #SterliteKillings #TuticorinShootout
— karthik subbaraj (@karthiksubbaraj) May 22, 2018
— Actor Karthi (@Karthi_Offl) May 23, 2018
Shocked #ThoothukudiShooting , unacceptable to the mind. Condolences will become mere words, heart&spirit goes out to the people and their loved ones
— Radikaa Sarathkumar (@realradikaa) May 23, 2018