Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan on Friday, 20 September, blamed the state government for the recent death of a 22-year old woman techie in Chennai after an illegal hoarding put up by an AIADMK functionary came crashing down on her, throwing her under a water tanker that ran over her on 12 September.
The victim, R Subhashree’s death was also condemned by actor Vijay, who during a launch event requested his fans to not put banners across the state.
தமிழகத்தில் அலட்சியக்கொலைகள் இன்னும் தொடர்ந்து நடந்து கொண்டிருக்கின்றது. அவை உடனடியாக நிறுத்தப்பட வேண்டும். இரங்கல் தெரிவித்துக் கொண்டிருப்பதற்காக மட்டுமே நாம் இங்கு இல்லை. இதை நிறுத்தவைப்பது நமது கடமை. அரசின் அலட்சியம் அக்கறையாக— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) September 20, 2019
மாற வேண்டும். pic.twitter.com/RQgaiORiHc
Following this, netizens took to Twitter to show solidarity under the hashtag #JusticeforSubhashree.
While many praised Vijay’s stand on the banners, others hailed Haasan’s video on Twtitter, where he said, “such deaths should be treated and booked as murders so they don't repeat.”
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
#JusticeForSubhasree I will support I follow my Anna words— Sathish (@Sathish86781320) September 20, 2019
#KamalStandsWithVijay— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) September 20, 2019
"He used his #BigilAudioLaunch stage in a honest, agreeable manner. Thambi ku vazhthukkal" ? #Ulaganayagan #KamalHaasan on #ThalapathyVijay's comments abt #Subhashree's death and how the concerned ppl haven't been booked legally yet.
I think every state should ban hoardings. TN had banned them, but still such an issue happened. The saddest part is an illegal banner was the cause of Subhasree's death. This should be a lesson for all and not just TN.#JusticeForSubhasree— Arya (@thecuriouself) September 20, 2019
‘Many Subhashrees & Raghus Have Been Killed Due to Govt Negligence’
Haasan in the video also said that many “Subhashrees and Raghus have been killed due to government apathy."
K Raghupathy (Raghu) had died in similar fashion in 2017 in Coimbatore when he was run over by a Corporation lorry after his two-wheeler rammed into an arch erected for the MGR Centenary fete then.
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