Trisha, who had shared the screen space with Ajith in films like ‘Kireedam’, ‘Ji’, ‘Mankatha’ and ‘Yennai Arindhaal’, has appreciated the actor for acting in a movie like ‘Nerkonda Paarvai’ that bats for the rights of women.
“As you all know, I like Ajith a lot. Hats off to film for Nerkonda Paarvai. When a top star like him convey an important message, it brings a lot of change to society. I’ve just returned back to Chennai, will soon watch the film,” she said, while replying to a question at an event arranged by UNICEF in Chennai.
Highlighting the increased number of cases registered under the POCSO between 2014 to 2016. “As per the NCRB 2016 report, the cases reported under the POCSO Act in 2014 was about 9,000, 2015 it was 15,000 and 2016 it has doubled to 36,000 cases,” she said.
She revealed the crimes and child rapes are committed by the person in position of trust and known to the child. “About 95% of the offenders of rape cases are known to the victim. This speaks of unsafe environment looming all around for our children.”
Calling upon upon the young people who are 40 percent of India’s population to act and to challenge the widespread violence against girls and women, she said, “Young people need to speak up against the age old ‘culture of silence’ which bolsters perpetrators to get away with the heinous crimes.”