As the protests in Tamil Nadu against the ban on the bull taming sport of jallikattu turned violent on Monday when police forces tried to disperse the protestors, actors Kamal Haasan, Raghava Lawrence, Simbu, and RJ Balaji from the Tamil film industry, came forward requesting that the crowds disperse peacefully. After their efforts went in vain, ‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth put out a hand-written appeal on Twitter to the people involved in the demonstrations , asking them to trust the lawmakers and end their agitation.
Here’s a summarised English translation of Rajinilkanth’s letter:
The historic protests against the ban on jallikattu held by students, youngsters, women — and all Tamilians — is one that history has not seen before, but the untoward incidents that have been happening today are highly disheartening.
After assurances by the central and state governments, judges, and lawyers regarding conducting of jallikattu, it is only honourable to trust them and wait patiently.
Some anti-social elements are trying to mar your hard work and efforts, and also that of the policemen who have been protecting you during the protests. So, I request you all to peacefully put an end to the protests.
Read the full letter in Tamil here: