Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief and actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday visited the Madras University premises in Chennai and expressed solidarity with students protesting against the Citizenship Amedment Act. Haasan, however, was not allowed to enter the main campus and spoke to the agitating students from behind the main gate of the university, opposite the Marina Beach.
The MNM chief said he was at the varsity to express solidarity with the students, who are on the protest for the third day on Wednesday.
"I am not allowed to go inside. Till I die, I will call myself a student, I have come here in that capacity to be their defender. I will keep voicing whether or not I have started a party and now that I have started a party it becomes my duty to be here," Kamal Haasan said.
When asked about Haasan not being allowed into the premises, a police official said they had no role to play in allowing or disallowing anyone.
"The gate keys are with varsity officials. Check with them," a senior police official told PTI.