The farmers' protests in the capital Delhi have been a subject of big debate across the country, with the burning issue also being discussed on the world stage in several countries. Many across the country have been venting their strong opposition to the central government policies which are against the farmers welfare, with opinions by various notable celebrities, including sportspersons being widely discussed. The past few days have witnessed a wide range of reactions among whom are also global personalities namely singing superstar Rihanaa, former adult movie star Mia Khalifa, who expressed strong opposition to the Indian government's approach to the farmers protests. 

As many around the country continue to discuss the statements of cricketers in regard to the farmers protests, which have since evoked a strong reaction, leading Tamil cinema director Vetri Maaran on Friday issued a statement on the issue. Taking to his Facebook page, Vetri Maaran posted his views on the farmers protests in Delhi and across India and wrote saying protests are an expression of the people who have no other medium to voice their views. He added saying the government is given the power of governance by the people and that it is their duty to protect their interests and not act as corporate collaborators. Vetri Maaran further said the farmers have been trying to defend the spirit of the nation and were protesting for their rights. Below is Vetri Maaran's Facebook post: 

Protest is the expression of a People who are not heard otherwise. The power of governance is given to the Government...

Posted by Vetri Maaran on Thursday, February 4, 2021

Vetri Maaran's latest statements on the farmers' protests is not the first time he has expressed his opinions on an issue that is affecting the society after he tweeted last year his strong support for judges P. N. Prakash, P. Pugazhendhi, magistrate Bharathidasan, including police constable Revathi, in the Sathankulam father-son custodial death case that rocked the entire nation. The National Award-winning director has often spoken on various social issues, including conveying his views through his films and also issued a public appeal along with over 100 filmmakers to vote the BJP government out of power in the 2019 Indian general election.