On Wednesday, actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth said the assault on policemen on duty should be nipped in the bud. In a tweet along with a video clip of policemen being attacked by protesters opposed to the Indian Premier League (IPL) match here, on Tuesday, the actor said, “Such violent culture, if not nipped in the bud, would pose a great danger to the nation.” Rajinikanth called for more stringent laws to punish those who attacked uniformed policemen.

On Tuesday, members of different organisations, including movie directors, protested against the IPL cricket matches to be held in Chepauk stadium, demanding a Cauvery Management Board from the Central government. In the video clip posted by Rajinikanth, a protester is seen hitting two policemen without any provocation. Welcoming Rajinikanth’s views, Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar said violence was not acceptable on any count.

In another tweet, Rajinikanth wrote, “The worst form of violence in law and order situation is attack on uniformed personnel on duty. This form of violence has to be tackled immediately as it poses grave danger to our country.We need more stringent laws to punish the perpetrators of attack on police personnel on duty.”

Take a look at Rajinikanth’s tweets here:

On the professional front, Rajinikanth has two films in the pipeline – Pa Ranjith’s Kaala and S. Shankar’s 2.0, which will be releasing in the coming months. The actor has also signed another project with young director Karthik Subbaraj. Watch this space for further updates.

With Inputs From IANS