Prithviraj raises voice for people of Lakshadweep
Mollywood star Prithviraj also joined the ‘Save Lakshadweep’ campaign which is active on social media. The actor took to his social media page on Monday and penned a note for the people of Lakshadweep who are distressed with the reforms under the new administrator.
In the post, Prithviraj noted that he has been receiving desperate messages from Lakshadweep natives seeking help.
“For the last few days, I’ve been getting desperate messages from people I know and do not know from these islands, requesting and sometimes even pleading to do what I can to bring public attention to what is going on there. I’m not going to go on and write an essay about the islands and why the new administrator’s “reforms” seem completely bizarre. All such material should by now be easily available online for those of you interested in reading about it. What I do know for sure though, is that none of the islanders I know, or none of those who’ve spoken to me are happy with what’s happening. I strongly believe that any law, reform or amendment should never be for the land, but for the people of the land. It’s never the geographical or political boundary that makes a country, state or a union territory but the people who live there. How does disrupting the way of life of a centuries old peaceful settlement become an acceptable means of progress? How will threatening the balance of a very delicate island ecosystem with no regard for the potential consequences pave the way for sustainable development?,” wrote the actor.
The ’Ayyappanum Koshiyum’ actor appealed to the government to listen to the voice of the Lakshadweep natives.
“I have faith in our system, and even more faith in our people. When an entire community is unhappy with decisions taken by a nominated authority, upon whose posting the people there had no say, and they vociferously bring it to the attention of the world and their government, I would like to think there is no way other than act on it. So please, to whomsoever it may concern, do listen to the voice of the people of Lakshadweep, trust them to know what is better for their land,” urged the actor.
“It’s one of the most beautiful places on earth, with even more beautiful people living there,” wrote Prithviraj.
Read his post here: