Udayavni Special

Kerala CM backs actor under attack for tweet against Lakshadweep reforms


PTI, May 29, 2021, 8:24 PM IST

Kochi: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday came out in support of Malayalam film actor Prithviraj Sukumaran who is facing a cyber-attack allegedly from right-wing outfits over his statement opposing reforms in Lakshadweep by the island’s administration.

Vijayan alleged that the Sangh Parivar generally adopts an intolerant attitude towards everything and they showed the same intolerance against the actor.

The sentiments expressed by the actor on Lakshadweep is that of the Kerala society and this comes naturally to anyone living in the state, he said.

”Prithviraj expressed it in the right way. Like Prithviraj, everyone should be ready to come forward in such matters,” the chief minister told reporters in response to a question.

Opposing the reform measures adopted by the island administrator, the actor had said he was receiving ”desperate messages” from people he knew in Lakshadweep, pleading with him to draw the attention of the public to the issues there.

”How does disrupting the way of life of a centuries-old peaceful settlement become an acceptable means of progress? How will threatening the balance of a very delicate island ecosystem with no regard for the potential consequences pave the way for sustainable development?” he had asked in a tweet.

Prithviraj Sukumaran, whose film ”Anarkali” was shot in the islands in 2015, had appealed to the authorities to listen to the voice of the people of Lakshadweep and trust them to know what is better for their land.

”It’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth, with even more beautiful people living there,” he said.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Calcutta HC grants bail to Saradha chit fund scam accused

Committees formed to prepare academic curriculum: Ashwath Narayan

‘People in flood-prone villages in Karnataka will be shifted to other places’

Bengal youth arrested for killing, buying four family members inside house

AIADMK flays K’taka CM over Mekedatu, asks TN govt to safeguard farmers’ interest

Third wave in 6-8 weeks if Covid-appropriate behaviour not followed: AIIMS chief

WTC Final: Indian players wear black arm-bands in memory of Milkha Singh



Related Articles More

Calcutta HC grants bail to Saradha chit fund scam accused

Education Ministry releases guidelines for parents to facilitate children’s home-based learning

BJP govt in UP conducted mock drill of inquiry: Priyanka Vadra on clean chit to Agra hospital

Bengal youth arrested for killing, buying four family members inside house

Youth Congress organises vaccine camps, distributes ration kits on Rahul Gandhi’s birthday

MUST WATCH

Remembering Milkha Singh

Dr Ravi Shankar Shetty | Oxygen Condenser Donation

Vaccination drive for teachers, no social distancing followed

Impact of COVID-19 on public transport

Udayavani 18-JUN-2021 News Bulletin

Latest Additions

Calcutta HC grants bail to Saradha chit fund scam accused

Undertaker challenges Akshay Kumar to a ‘real’ match, actor responds with ‘Let me check on my insurance’

Education Ministry releases guidelines for parents to facilitate children’s home-based learning

BJP govt in UP conducted mock drill of inquiry: Priyanka Vadra on clean chit to Agra hospital

Committees formed to prepare academic curriculum: Ashwath Narayan

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.