Chennai, Mar 18 (): After Tamil Nadu witnesses a massive uprising with protests and agitations of students and pro-Tamil organizations in Sri Lankan Tamils’ issue, now the Tamil film industry – Kollywood has come together to observe hunger strike for a day to show their solidarity with the protesting student community.
Tamil Nadu Film Directors’ Association (TANTIS) has today announced its decision to observe one-day fast by Kollywood film industry on March 19, Tuesday demanding the centre to move a resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN’s human rights body meet later this month.
The anti-Sri Lanka fast would takes place on March 19, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m, near the premises of Valluvar Kottam, Chennai. All the associations of the film industry have rendered their full support to TANTIS decision to observe one -day fast.
The members of Tamil Nadu Film Director’s Association (TANTIS), Film Employees’ Federation of South India (FEFSI), Tamil Film Producers Council, Federation of Small Screen Technicians (FESST), Tamil Nadu Small Screen Producers Association and Tamil Nadu Thiraipada Padalasiriargal Sangam have accepted to participate in the hunger strike.
Secretary of TANTIS and filmmaker, M. Ameer has announced that all the shooting schedules will be cancelled in connection with the strike on March 19.
Ameer has thanked the Tamil Nadu government for providing the venue for fasting, giving security arrangements and offering its support in the protest observed by the film industry. He has specially thanked the Tamil Nadu police, who has accepted to give full security. The secretary has also called the public to give them full support during the hunger strike.