Chennai, March 17 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Tuesday appealed to the members of one community protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) to stop their protest and safeguard themselves against the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the country.
In a statement issued here, Kamal Haasan told the protesters that their health was as important as their rights. “Till you are healthy, your voice for your rights would be loud,” he said.
Kamal Haasan told the protesters that protection against coronavirus should be taken now and once the situation attains normalcy, the opposition to CAA can be shown with renewed vigour.
On Monday, K.M. Kader Mohideen, National President of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), urged people to stop Shaheen Bagh-type protests in Tamil Nadu as the blame of spreading coronavirus might fall on the community.
He said that all over the world, steps were being taken to prevent congregation of people to avoid the spread of coronavirus and appealed to the Muslim community to stop protests in Tamil Nadu.