Despite a regret from lyricist Vairamuthu for his comments on Vaishnavite saint Andal, the issue is refusing to die, with many expressing opinions favouring and opposing him.
Hindu movements have launched a protest against the lyricist, besides filing police complaint. Actor Vivek said Andal is the most respected poets of Alwars and one should respect the religious beliefs of others.
“We do not require the viewpoint of a foreigner on the issue,” he said.
Bharathiraja came out with a hard hitting statement on Thursday night, asking BJP leader H Raja not to make them take up violence again. He said no one has the right to criticise Vairamuthu.
Meanwhile, an online petition has been launched, asking the Prime Minister’s office to condemn Vairamuthu for his deregatory speech on Andal.