From South Indian actress Pranitha Subash to actor cum Politicians Kamal Haasan, Vijayakanth, a number of famous celebrities came forward raising voice for the demise of Tamil nadu student Lavanya who allegedly killed herself due to the harassment she faced in her school. Hashtags such as “Nation with Lavanya”, “Justice For Lavanya” are trending in the micro blogging social media site ever since the issue grabbed the attention of national media.
Kamal Haasan, in his long press note, said that any kind of harassment that children go through from a school management is condemnable. “Few say that the child consumed poison due to the harassment she faced on converting her religion, others say that she killed herself after she was forced to do all the works including cleaning toilets in her hostel. No matter, what kind of harassment it is, children are attending school only o learn, not to get religious lessons or to do household works” Kamal said in his press note and called the state government and higher officials for turning a blind eye towards such issues.
கல்விக் கூடங்களில் நிகழும் அத்துமீறல்களுக்கு முற்றுப்புள்ளி எப்போது வைக்கப்போகிறோம்? லாவண்யாவின் மரணத்திற்குப் பொறுப்பேற்கப் போவது யார்? pic.twitter.com/9FQuels71E
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) January 25, 2022
DMDK leader Vijayakanth came up with a press note demanding appropriate punishment for the miscreants who caused the death of Lavanya. He also advised children to face problems bravely instead of committing suicides.
அரியலூர் மாணவி தற்கொலை விவகாரத்தில் உண்மையை கண்டறிந்து குற்றவாளிகளுக்கு உரிய தண்டனை வழங்க வேண்டும்.
சமீபத்தில் மாணவர்கள் தற்கொலை செய்துகொள்ளும் சம்பவங்கள் அதிகரிப்பது மனவேதனை அளிக்கிறது.
மாணவ செல்வங்களே, தற்கொலை எண்ணத்தை கைவிட்டு,பிரச்சனைகளை துணிந்து எதிர்கொள்ள கற்று கொள்ளுங்கள் pic.twitter.com/jTlrWnJ1ZZ
— Vijayakant (@iVijayakant) January 25, 2022
“I hope justice is delivered soon, and that the real motivations are made public by the TN Police in #JusticeForLavanya case. It’s heart-wrenching to see religious dogmas being imposed on young, unassuming children” actress Pranitha Subash said through one of her tweets.
I hope justice is delivered soon, and that the real motivations are made public by the TN Police in #JusticeForLavanya case. It’s heart-wrenching to see religious dogmas being imposed on young, unassuming children. #NationWithLavanya
— Pranitha Subhash (@pranitasubhash) January 25, 2022
“How can we celebrate #GirlChildDay when we lost an innocent girl to religion mafia ? Why is #JusticeForLavanya not trending on twitter? Hope actual culprits are punished rather than attacking a whole religion unfairly. #SpeakForLavanya #conversionscams” Bigg Boss star Sanam Shetty said in her tweet.
How can we celebrate #GirlChildDay when we lost an innocent girl to religion mafia?
— Sanam Shetty (@ungalsanam) January 24, 2022
Many others including BJP leader K Annamalai, Journalist Anxul Saxena raised voice seeking justice for the demise of Lavanya. A massive protest has been staged for the same cause, pictures and videos of which are being widely shared in social media platforms.
.@BJP4TamilNadu cadres led a one day fast & demonstration demanding justice for Lavanya
Thousands participated & sat in open road in Chennai for 7 hours
This further strengthens our resolve to fight till all of our demands are met to honour this departed soul!#NationWithLavanya pic.twitter.com/mloGLBlsYQ
— K.Annamalai (@annamalai_k) January 25, 2022
Now, it’s time to stand & raise your voice for Justice for Lavanya. #NationWithLavanya
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) January 25, 2022
— प्रशासक समिति (@OfficialTeamPs) January 25, 2022
Stop conversion!! It was the dream of many revolutionaries like Gandhiji, Sido-Kanhu, Baba Karthik Oraon etc. @mkstalin plz stop forced and illegal conversion. #NationWithLavanya@SadhguruJV @Swamy39 @AshwiniUpadhyay @rakesh_bstpyp pic.twitter.com/7ubvjH3Ecl
— BHAV (@bhav_pn) January 25, 2022
— Yogi Devnath (@YogiDevnath2) January 25, 2022
Headed a protest against @arivalayam govt for keeping mum on #Lavanya death. We shall continue to protest till CM @mkstalin avl does not ask for a CBI inquiry and dismises SP of thanjavur for his lethargic n irresponsible behavior in investigating the case. #JusticeForLavanya pic.twitter.com/JbXsV4v4N9
— KhushbuSundar or NakhatKhan (@khushsundar) January 22, 2022
Hashtag “Justice for Lavanya” is trending in the micro blogging social media site after a 17 year old 12th standard studying student ended her life due to the harassment she faced from her school. Authorities of the school management forced the teen girl to convert her religion from Hindu to Christian to continue her studies in the school, according to reports. A confession video of the victim was doing rounds in the social media platforms with outrage emerging from all quarters of the online platforms.