Tamil Super Star Rajinikanth today said there should be no “interference” in temple traditions being followed for a long time. Responding to uproar over recent Supreme Court order on entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala shrine in Kerala and the subsequent protests, he asserted that there was no second opinion on equality for women in every sphere.
“But when you talk about a temple, every temple has its time honoured rituals, besides traditions being followed for a long time. My humble opinion is that no one should interfere in that,” he added. Noting that the top court verdict should be “respected”, the 67-year-old actor however, indicated that caution should be exercised when it came to matters of religion and related rituals.
With regard to ongoing #MeToo movement, Rajinikanth said it was “beneficial” for women. However, he cautioned taht it should not be misused and should (be) used properly. On national award-winning lyricist Vairamuthu being accused of sexual harassment, the actor pointed out that the poet has denied the charges made by singer Chinmayi Sripaada.