Tamil Speech by S.V.Ramani.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Kalaignar Karunanidhi in his statement on 28-7-09 accused The Tamil Magazine “Ananda Vikatan for publishing a cartoon depicting his wife Dayalu Ammal. Stating that the Magazine is a “Parpanar Eadu” [Brahmin Magazine] and also told see how egotism that Agraharam [Brahmin Street] is having. He also accused stating that whether we won’t get any Ammami [Brahmin Lady] for depicting cartoon.
As a Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Karunanidhi has to safe guard the religion of all people as guaranteed by the Indian constitution. By the way of his talk against a particular community and accusing them by telling their caste is not justifiable according to the Indian constitution. Every citizen of India has a right to practice and promote their religions peacefully.
If Karunanidhi finds fault with the Magazine “Ananda Vikan” for publishing unwanted cartoon depicting his wife, he can take action according to the law.
By the way of his speech, Kalaignar Karunanidhi should not create rift between two castes. It is the duty of the Chief Minister to maintain the fundamental rights guaranteed by the country’s constitution. It is also our request to the Government of India, to protect the civil rights and to protect particularly the Brahmin communities in Tamil Nadu from any untoward happenings due to the Chief Minister’s speech