By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 12:05 PM
A hot topic across Tamil Nadu has been the sterlite protests that have been going on for months now with the latest leading to tragic events at Tuticorin last week. Among the many who had lashed out at the Tamil Nadu government for not resorting to an amicable solution with violence on the common public taking way, actor turned politician Kamal Haasan was one of the first people to oppose every step of the series of events since then.
With the backlash to the violence at the sterlite protests turning bigger by the day, the Tamil Nadu government had arrived at a landmark decision yesterday to permanently close the Sterlite Copper unit in Tuticorin following which Kamal Haasan issued a statement in a series of tweets on his Twitter page.
The Makkal Needhi Maiam leader tweeted:
The recent order of the Tamil Nadu Government for permanent closure of the Sterlite Copper unit in Thoothukudi is a victory for the might of the people. All political parties should humble themselves before this victory of the people; salute the martyrs and learn from them.(1/4)— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) May 28, 2018
The future of TN politics has been changed by the people of Thoothukudi. Now more of Tamil Nadu will help make the change. The purpose of a politician has been redefined by the people. Makkal Needhi Maiam will take the education forward. Honoured to be a Tamilian.(2/4)— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) May 28, 2018
We are witness not just to handfed news anymore. We have started becoming the change.The Government should have been sensitive to the protests of local people for over 100 days and acted swiftly, which would have avoided the needless and unfortunate loss of lives last week.(3/4)— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) May 28, 2018
Any legal challenge to this order by the Company should be defended appropriately by the State Government to ensure that the present order is permanently implemented.(4/4)— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) May 28, 2018