After Vishal made a press release condemning the teacher who harassed female students in the Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan school, actress cum politician Gayathri Raguramm uploaded a series of tweets slamming Vishal and asked him to look after the girls being harassed in the Tamil film industry. Through the series of tweets, Gayathri Raguramm said that female lead actors are running away from him.
On Friday, Leading Tamil actor Vishal released a press note condemning the harassment that took place in the Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan school. He said that the school should be shut until they make a public apology to the Students/Parents who got affected. Tagging the official twitter account of Anbil Mahesh, Minister for School Education, Vishal requested him to take strong action. He also wanted the accused who harassed the students to be hanged to teach lesson to teachers and school managements.
Rajagopalan of PSBB got arrested under POSCO and other relevant acts for sexually harassing female students. The school management which reportedly failed to co-operate initially, suspended him. Many other accusations are being made against teachers and other school managements by the former students and current students. Latest report said that Police officials have decided to investigate the colleagues of Rajagopalan to whom he confessed about sharing the videos of the students.
Tamil nadu chief minister MK Stalin has made an order saying that the online classes should be recorded and a committee consisting school administration and parent-teacher associations should review it. The CM has also assured that under POCSO, action would be taken against anyone behaving inappropriately during online classes and a separate helpline would be created for children to file their complaints.
Along with several film personalities, actor Vishal released a statement writing “The Sexual Harrassment by a Teacher from PSBB makes me cringe & realise that the School should be shut, not once anyone has apologised to the Students/ Parents affected, such crimes should be taken really harshly, I request my friend Anbil Mahesh, the Minister for School Education to take a very strong step so that such incidents never happen again.”
The Sexual Harrasement by a Teacher from #PSBB makes me cringe & realise that the School should be shut, not once anyone has apologised to the Students/Parents affected, such crimes should be taken really harshly,— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) May 28, 2021
I request my friend @Anbil_Mahesh to take strong action pic.twitter.com/jF2MfehyuN
“It’s a disgrace that people are changing this topic into a communal issue. I hope that person who actually harassed the students be hanged for future teachers & schools to know that this is a Crime that has to be immediately attended, At least now apologise to the Students/ Parents and not make it a communal issue” he added.
The press note garnered wide reach with several kind of reactions from fans. Actress, Choreographer and BJP politician Gayathri Raguramm uploaded a series of tweets slamming Vishal for his tweet. “Being in cinema industry first condemn the sexual predators and harassments. @VishalKOfficial. Look at what’s happening with new entry girls. Look at the harassment on female lead actors. You and your friends come from same clout to use and throw. many women affected by you people” she said in her first tweet.
Being in cinema industry first condemn the sexual predators and harassments. @VishalKOfficial. Look at what’s happening with new entry girls. Look at the harassment on female lead actors. You and your friends come from same clout to use and throw.many women affected by you people— Gayathri Raguramm (@BJP_Gayathri_R) May 29, 2021
“You should have shown the heroism when your film Industry girls needed your help but instead it was the other way around. Do you know the Hindu bashing exist because of DKs and evangelist? Get your reality checked.” she said in her tweet and went on to add “Literally female leads run away from you. You should know that. Because of your continuous approach.”
Literally female leads run away from you. You should know that. Because of your continuous approach.— Gayathri Raguramm (@BJP_Gayathri_R) May 29, 2021
It all started with the series of Instagram stories uploaded by a model named Kripali. Me Too activist Chinmayi helped the stories of Kripali to reach wider, as a result, the issue blew up with Chief minister intervening to find a permanent solution to stop teachers from harassing students in future.