CHENNAI: Musician Hip Hop Tamizha Adhi whose 'Takkaru Takkaru' song is said to be one of the main triggers to this massive protest for Jallikattu distanced himself from the protests saying that it has lost direction.
After much buzz in social media about Adhi's whereabouts, since he was not seen after first three days of the protest, the 27-year-old musician on Sunday posted a video in his Facebook page. In this 14-minute video, he clarified that he was safe and rejected claims that he was taken into police custody.
He also said that he left the protests at the VOC Park in Coimbatore as he was 'emotionally hurt' on seeing posters, pamphlets and speeches in the crowd trying to arouse anti-national feelings by abusing politicians including the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He said some even tried to create a communal divide among volunteers, showed disrespect towards the national flag and placed demand for a separate country, while the state police continued to supporting them by providing protection.
"The protest predominantly by student community was travelling in the right direction for the first three days towards revoking ban on Jallikattu, but now it has lost track. Some instances have pushed me to an extent where I do not want to be a part of the protest any longer," he added.
However, he was optimistic that Jallikattu would get a "permanent solution" with the government issuing an ordinance. Expressing displeasure over having his photos with a few other personalities, who call themselves as the future leaders, he claimed that he was only working on creating awareness among people and has no interest in politics.