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Do not divide people of Tamil Nadu: Kamal Haasan

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Actor-Haasan said today people should let decide what it wants and not interfere in its affairs as doing so could be "volatile and dangerous".

Haasan, who recently launched his political party (People's Justice Centre)in Tamil Nadu, said no one should divide the people of the state.

Haasan was speaking at the 15th edition of the Young Indians Annual Summit, 'Take Pride 2018'.

Asked about the system of the country and if it's healthy,Haasan said he himself was a high school dropout.

"There must be something terribly wrong with it (the system) that a high school dropout is more successful than so many educated people," he said.

The 63-year-old filmstar-said over the decades, there hasn't been a "sea change" and thinks launching a skill set development programme will be the equivalent of "the new satyagraha movement".

"If we do that, we empower so much that will take care of itself. I think we must seriously, leave the states be and don't make it a monoculture, monolithic thing.

"Diversity is the beauty of and it should be maintained," he said.

Elaborating further, Haasan said the states must be given the right to decide its syllabus.

"should be given the right to decide its syllabus and what its people need, leave their pride be.

"Anything you touch will be volatile and dangerous for all of us because that will reflect on various other states."

"Do not panic, do not divide the people. That's my request from the other end of I think the rest of will also agree because we comprise of so many individuals, diverse, linguistic states and that pride should not be tampered with," he added.

The said the state "with great efforts" was moving away from casteism but some people were trying to pull it back.

"This has got nothing to do with casteism or other things which are people now trying to bring in With great efforts we were losing it and now it's coming back again.

"I will not let it be. This is citizen K speaking, not a politician," he said.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 22:35 IST