Kamal Haasan, others condemn Yogendra Yadav's detention
Yogendra Yadav, psephologist-activist-turned-politician, who is the founder-president of Swaraj India Party, was on Saturday detained by Tiruvannamalai police in Tamil Nadu when he was on his way to interact with farmers. Yadav, known for his socialist views, was wishing to meet farmers against the proposed Salem- Chennai green corridor project in the state. He was detained twice.
Along with him, about 40 farmers were also detained. However, they were all released later in the day. "Finally, TN govt relents. All farmers ( abt 40) who were detained with us have been released. Though it's late in the night, I am now going to meet farmers of village Nammianthel, where I was prevented from going. Let's hope it works out!" Yadav tweeted out after the release.
Kamal Haasan and several sections of the civil society have condemned the detention as undemocratic.