South Indian actor Raghava Lawrence today alleged that various outfits mingled with the student protesters and resorted to violence diverting attention from finding a permanent solutio to the jallikattu issue.
The actor, who has been supporting the cause led by the students since last week, said the protests had been held in a peaceful manner and turned ‘sour’ as a section of people started to raise slogans for “some other issues”.
“Everyone’s wish in Tamil Nadu, including mine, is to conduct the sport (jallikattu). The students have been putting forth this demand and have been staging protests since last week as one single cause”, he told reporters.
Stating that the student community were raising slogans seeking a permanent solution for the issue, he said “suddenly some other outfits who were along with the crowd began raising slogans to issues that were unconnected.”
“Those people were imposing such issues along with our demand. The violence staged are not by students. That is for sure. It (violence) is done by some other outfits”.
The students were planning to end the stir after they received a copy of the Ordinance signed by the Governor, he said.