Chennai: An online campaign demanding to decommission the Mullaperiyar dam is gathering momentum. Many prominent personalities including film actors have joined the campaign. It was actor Prithviraj who initiated the campaign on Sunday evening through his Social Media page. Later on Monday, many prominent personalities joined the campaign.
Earlier, actor Prithviraj said regardless of what the facts and findings are or will be, there is no reason or excuse for this 125-year-old dam to exist as a functioning structure.
The workers of All India Forward Block burnt actor Prithviraj in effigy in front of the district collectorate in Theni protesting against the actor’s statement that the Mullaperiyar dam should be decommissioned. Several people from Tamil Nadu also took to Twitter to register their protest against the actor.