Directors Pa Ranjith, Vetrimaaran support Udhayanidhi’s speech against Sanatan Dharma

Award winning Tamil directors Pa Ranjith and Vetrimaaran have shown their solidarity with Tamil Nadu minister and DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin who has been facing a hate campaign over his speech against Sanatan Dharma.

“The malignant attitude of distorting the minister’s statement and misappropriating it as a call for genocide is unacceptable. The growing hate and hunt for the minister’s is very disturbing. I stand in support of Udhaynithi’s words calling for eradication of Sanatana Dharma to establish a society with social justice and equality,” read Ranjith’ post on X.

He wrote: “Minister Udhyanithi’s (@UdhayStalin) statement calling for abolishment of Santana Dharma is the core principle of anti-caste movement for centuries. The roots of inhumane practices in the name of caste and gender lies in the Sanatana Dharma. Revolutionary leader Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, anti-caste reformers such as Iyotheedass Panditar, Thantai Periyar, Mahatma Phule, Sant Ravidas have all advocate the same in their anti-caste ideology.”

“We all should stand with Udhayanidhi Stalin,” said award winning director Vetrimaaran to reporters, News18 Tamil reported.

Udhayanidhi Stalin has been facing the hate campaign from Hindutva corners over his statements against Sanatan Dharma.

Responding to hate campaigns, Udhayanidhi Stalin stated that he firmly stands by every word he has spoken.

“I spoke on behalf of the oppressed and marginalized, who suffer due to the Sanatan Dharma,” he had said.

“Let me reiterate the crucial aspect of my speech: I believe, like the spread of diseases like COVID-19, Dengue, and Malaria by mosquitoes, that Sanatan Dharma is responsible for many social evils,” he said.