Anti-Sterlite protest: Film celebs condole ‘murdered innocents’ in Tamil Nadu

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Chennai, May 23: Film celebrities like R. Madhavan, Siddharth and Jayam Ravi have condoled the death of civilians killed in police firing during ongoing anti-Sterlite protests in Tamil Nadu’s Toothukudi district.

Thousands of people from nearby areas allegedly attacked the District Collectorate demanding the closure of the Vedanta Group-run company on Tuesday.

The Tamil Nadu government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the police firing, which left nine people, including a girl, dead. The inquiry will be conducted by a retired judge. At least 60 people were injured.

Here’s what the celebs tweeted:

Siddharth: Each and every bullet in the chests of dead protestors will come back to haunt this sham of a government in Tamil Nadu. Deepest condolences and prayers for the murdered innocents and their families. What a dark day in our history.

R. Madhavan: This is totally tragic and unacceptable. It’s simple the will and the voice of the local people there has to adhered to. Why can’t somebody hear them? Heart goes out to the families-police firing in Sterlite protests kills, Rahul Gandhi says “Murder”.

Karthik Subbaraj: Shocking and horrible! Feeling really sad for innocent people shot dead by the police… Really scary about our rulers and their governance and some corporates are more evil than we can imagine.

Jayam Ravi: Who gives one human the right to take the life of another? Strongly condemn the mass killing of innocents during the Sterlite protests. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims.

Vishal Dadlani: Indian citizens shot down for protesting against a chemical company now! What the hell is going on? This is deranged!

Actors-turned politicians Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan on Tuesday slammed the Tamil Nadu government for police firing on protesters in Tuticorin (Thootukudi).

“Tamil Nadu government’s inaction is responsible for the violence in Tuticorin. It should take responsibility for the loss of life and violence. This government’s lackadaisical ways have led to the deaths of innocents,” said Rajinikanth.

Haasan too slammed the EK Palaniswami government, saying, “We stand for the people and offers condolence to the grieving families. This is unpardonable. People of Tamil Nadu will not forget this violation of their dignity and life. It could have been stopped before escalating it to such levels.”

Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan also met people who were injured in Protest yesterday, at General Hospital in Thoothukudi.

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