Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has slammed the incident in which a cop was attacked apparently by a supporter of Seeman's political party Naam Tamilar Katchi. The actor has called for "stringent laws" to punish the miscreants.
"The worst form of violence in law and order situation is attack on uniformed personnel on duty.This form of violence has to be tackled immediately as it poses grave danger to our country. We need more stringent laws to punish the perpetrators of attack on police personnel on duty," Rajinikanth wrote on Twitter.
A video of the man beating up a cop had surfaced online and triggered outrage among netizens. Director-turned-politician Seeman was also seen in the clip.
வன்முறையின் உச்சகட்டமே சீருடையில் பணிபுரியும் காவலர்கள் தாக்கப்படுவது தான்.இத்தகைய வன்முறை கலாச்சாரத்தை உடனே கிள்ளி எறியவில்லை என்றால் நாட்டுக்கே பேராபத்து.சீருடையில் இருக்கும் காவலர்கள் மீது கை வைப்பவர்களை தண்டிக்க இன்னும் கடுமையான சட்டங்களை நாம் இயற்றவேண்டும். pic.twitter.com/05buIcQ1VS— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) April 11, 2018
It may be recalled that Seeman had earlier opposed the entry of Rajinikanth into politics on the grounds that he was not a Tamilan. He had claimed that Rajini was unfit to rule Tamil Nadu. The superstar had not responded to his comments.
Seeman and many political parties in Tamil Nadu have been protesting against Narendra Modi government's delay in constituting the Cauvery Management Board and demanding a ban on the Indian Premier League matches in Chennai.
Rajinikanth had not asked for a ban on the matches but wanted the players from Chennai Super Kings to wear a black badge as a mark of protest against the central government.
Here, we bring you a few responses from social media users:
Dear #Tamilans (esp Youth+Students)
If you see any NTK or Seeman , Pls gather together, round them & teach them a lesson for life.
முள்ளை முள்ளால் எடு
— Kamaljii (@kamaljii) April 10, 2018
For the first time, @rajinikanth openly tweeted something against #Seeman. Yes, I agree. This barbaric act must be stopped and strict action should be taken against whoever induce violence. And Rajinikanth started his political war! #NaamTamilarKatchihttps://t.co/EmAMPXFoZE — Rajasekar (@sekartweets) April 11, 2018
The #Seeman and gang is totally disgusting.
— AG (@arunrp555) April 11, 2018
#CSK fanatic #Saravanan - "#Seeman's Naam Thamizhar party members attacked me near Walajah Road. I'll file a police complaint against them soon.. " https://t.co/mVtMch2bl9 — Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) April 10, 2018
Boycotting #IPL & protest against #CSKvKKR match is fine & good but beating the fans & people out there is totally unfair & should be stopped immediately | #Seeman & @NaamTamilarOrg, this is how you treat our people❓❔
It's upto their own interest, you can't force.#Chepauk pic.twitter.com/KqUCR5widS
— Cinema Calendar (@CinemaCalendar) April 10, 2018
— Hitesh Yanamandra (@ImHiteshY) April 11, 2018