Actor Vijay Sethupathi opposes abrogation of Article 370

Chennai: A day after actor Rajinikanth appreciated the Centre for abolishing Article 370, Vijay Sethupathi slammed the NDA government’s move of abrogating Article 370 without getting the views of the Kashmiris.

In a radio interview with SBS Tamil Australia, he said, “It is against democracy. Periyar had said earlier itself that people themselves should decide on their problems and issues. Can I interfere in the affairs of your house? It is you who live there… I can be concerned about you, but cannot impose my decisions on you. Both these are different.”

He also said the reports he read about Kashmir caused him great pain and reiterated that while people outside Kashmir can be concerned about them, they should not step in and offer suggestions to them.

The actor was in Australia to participate in the Indian Film Festival in Melbourne last week.

The ruling party in Tamilnadu, the AIADMK, welcomed the move in Parliament last week while the Opposition party, DMK, and its allies strongly condemned it.