The youngsters of Tamil Nadu have earned the admiration of the nation for the disciplined manner in which they have spilled out on to the streets demanding the revocation of the ban on Jallikattu and for the dignified manner in which they have conducted themselves during the ongoing protests.
Now, a large number of them have expressed their opposition to the decision of the Nadigar Sangam to stage a silent protest on January 20.
Several youngsters took to social media to express their displeasure over the Nadigar Sangam’s decision to stage a ‘silent protest’, terming the move as an attempt by stars to “steal the movement from students/youngsters” for the sake of publicity.
The Nadigar Sangam, which is led by its President Nasser, Secretary Vishal and Treasurer Karthi, had announced on January 18 that they would be organising a silent protest on January 20 in support of the demands of the youth. They had said that all the film stars would participate in it.
The hashtag #saynotoNadigarSangam began trending on Twitter on Thursday as several youngsters expressed their displeasure over the move.
Several youngsters commented on the issue on Twitter.
One comment read, “why now? Ur nt heroes for real. Don’t steal the pride. TN Youth Rocks. Let them Do.”
Another read,”we dont need you dot #SayNoToNadigarSangam”
A third one read, “For No food, thanks. If no voice many many thanks #SayNoToNadigarSangam.”
One other person said, “#SayNoToNadigarSangam Nadigar Sangam please stay away from this.We already know what you are upto!!!.”
Some of the youngsters suggested that if the stars wanted to protest, they should join them at the Marina and not stage a separate protest. But by and large, the youngsters made it clear that they did not need the stars to put across their point.