The ruling AIADMK’s mouthpiece ‘Namadhu Amma’ today came out with a stinging article on Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan, after the actor-politician lashed out at the government over Pollachi sexual harassment case.
Calling Kamal as ‘Kaama Haasan’, the article penned by ‘Kutheetti’ sought explanation from him on the allegations made by Gowthami, who parted ways with him after living together for many years.
It also said the government was taking strict action against those involved in the sex crime. In a video statement earlier, Kamal said, “This recent incident has traumatised the entire state. I still don’t understand how the state government can be so lethargic in approaching the case. Doesn’t such cruel incident shock them? The government which is quick in denying that the accused are no way connected to their political party does not show the immediacy in promising the public that the accused will be punished severely.
The government which claims that the SP handling the case revealed the name of the victim/complainant in a press conference by mistake is silent on the issue despite a Supreme Court ruling which says revealing the victim’s identity is wrong.
Adding to that, videos related to the victim get leaked in the next two days after she complained, how does this happen? When the police claim that the videos shot by the accused have been deleted by them, how does this video come out? Who is leaking it? The government has allowed the police to attack the girls and students who are protesting against injustice.
There is a limit for everything. I am not asking this as a leader of a political party, I am asking this question as father of two women. What is this government going to do to correct all these mistakes it has committed (relating to the case)? Are the videos getting leaked to stop more victims coming forward?
The punishment you are going to give to the accused is not mere punishment but a strong statement and hope to the people of the state that the government won’t let go off accused if they commit similar crime. When will this government do that?”