Even as the Cyber Crime department of the Chennai Police registered a case against Surendran Natarajan of the Tamil YouTube channel Karuppar Koottam for his derogatory remarks against the Hindu diety Murugan, several film celebrities chose to break their silence and strongly condemn Surendran Natarajan for his abusive rants.
Well known actor Rajkiran was the latest to voice his displeasure over the controversial YouTube video in which Natarajan heaps abuses on the Tamil God.
In a statement Rajkiran, who has acted as in several hit Tamil films including En Rasavin Manasule, Thavamai Thavamirundhu and more recently, the Dhanush-starrer Power Paandi, said, “Every human being has the right to search for the means to protect himself. That is his choice, his freedom. For those who believe in Lord Murugan, the sacred chant ‘Kandha Sashti Kavasam’ is a fortress providing safety. When one recites the chant with deep understanding, there are several scientifically and psychologically proven benefits that one enjoys.
“For those who do not trust in God, their disbelief is their choice, their freedom.
“Each one must not exceed their boundaries of belief. Trespassing into another one’s boundary unnecessarily to criticise their belief system is a deplorable act.
“During this extremely difficult period of the Corona pandemic, when scores of our people are struggling without food and are desperately fighting the fear and the financial losses caused by the disease and the disease itself, it looks like someone has an ulterior motive in igniting this problem!,” the actor said.
Meanwhile, the Chennai police filed a case under Sections 153 (intent to cause riot), 153(A)(1)(a) (causes disharmony or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities), 295(p) (defiling a place of worship), 505(1)(b) (likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public), 505(2)(makes, publishes or circulates any statement, rumour or report) of the Indian Penal Code against Natarajan.