Kamal urges govt to curb crimes against women in TN

Coimbatore: While campaigning for party candidates contesting from Coimbatore and Pollachi constituencies, Makkal Needhi Maiam Chief Kamal Haasan raised the issue of increase in crimes against women in Tamilnadu.

The actor-turned politician yesterday said that increase in crimes against women caused outrage among the public and urged the State government to take measures to curb such crimes from happening in the future.

The claimed that protection to women was found to be reducing and he referred to the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl in Coimbatore last month.

When asked about pre-poll surveys, Hassan asserted that when each and every political party owned a television channel, the survey would favour them but that his party found a place in every genuine survey.

Kamal also said firmly that his party would ask its candidates to step down if they were not functioning satisfactorily.

NT Bureau