Animal rights activist Radha Rajan has sought to clear the air on her reported remarks on Jallikattu protesters, which triggered protests against her,.
In a release, she said, “the statement on ‘free sex’; which is doing the rounds on social media is not a factual account of what I said.
I spoke to a person who told me he was calling me from a renowned international news agency. In my answer to a question about the role of people’s sentiments and the role of the judiciary I gave them a political and social example both of which was not about Tamil Nadu or Tamil people.
The free sex referred to a social movement among a section of people in a western country and the political movement referred to a North Indian State.
In the answer I did not mention any state, country or people by name. The words Tamil, Tamil women was not mentioned at all. I am stating the facts as they are.
The telephonic conversation with the news agency happened more than twenty days ago, much before the current protests for Jallikattu
I request the people of Tamil Nadu to accept my clarification and to please end the protests against me. I know this statement has hurt Tamil people for which I tender an unqualified apology.”