Days after Malayalam actor Prithviraj was targeted online by members of the right-wing for expressing his support for the people of Lakshadweep, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has backed the actor. Prithviraj had in a Facebook post spoken up for the people of Lakshadweep after the islanders reached out to him regarding the issues created by the Administrator Praful Patel.
On Saturday (May 29) evening’s press meet, CM Pinarayi was asked about the online campaign against the actor, to which he replied that the ‘Sangh Parivar is showing the same intolerance towards the actor’ that they did towards everyone else. The Chief Minister added that more people should be ready to come out and speak out as Prithviraj did and that it was a natural sentiment that the people of Kerala had towards the islanders.
“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.
Prithviraj had asked in his post, “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?”
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