Soon after Rajinikanth making comments against Sterlite plant, Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan too has come forward sharing his opinion. Reaching out the Sterlite protest venue, Kamal’s arrival has given an altogether new height for the ongoing protest. Landed his feet in Tuticorin, Kamal went onto comment that people should be more willing to give due respect to the life of others. Well, Kamal Haasan went onto state that any profession, which doesn’t give value to the lives of people, should be given away. The comments have surely gone well with the protestors and it has to be seen how the presence of Kamal gives a different perspective to the protest.
The protests have turned out in a different dimension during the March 24 uprising against the Vedanta Sterlite’s copper smelter in Tuticorin. Available reports indicate that the presence of the copper plant has adversely affected the health of people around the plant. Further detailing, the reports claimed that the increased prevalence rate of asthma and other respiratory infections, were the outcomes of the pollution caused by Sterlite. The issue was such massive in magnitude that people from various corners of the society joined the protestors, wielding their support. A number of film industry personalities too responded in a harsh manner against the authorities. Earlier, last day, superstar Rajinikanth has come forward stating that the incumbent government hadn’t paid much an attention towards the needs of local people. Taking a dig at the ruling party, AIADMK over the issue, the superstar heavily criticized and questioned the future plans of the govt.
Mentioning that local people were protesting over the issue for the past some days, Rajinikanth asked why the govt. wasn’t taking actions against the plant. Well, the coming days are surely going to witness some heated discussions over the expansion plans of the plant. While the plant is being shut down for 15 days for maintenance purpose, how far does the govt. be going to wait, until taking a proper action to placate the protestors.