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Jallikattu row: Suriya sends legal notice to PETA, demands apology

The notice was given out to PETA India, its India CEO Poorva Joshipura and two other office-bearers.

Suriya had earlier lambasted PETA India for its opposition to Jallikattu

Chennai: Tamil Actor Suriya has issued a legal notice to animal rights support group PETA for its right that the actor was supportive to Jallikattu to promote his future movie ‘Si3’, saying this has caused “mental stress” to him and asked the NGO to apologize or face legal actions.

In a notice dated January 20, 2017, the artist’s advocate R Vijay Anand supposed that Suriya had reiterated his promise and support for the bull taming sport on numerous occasions in the previous and there was no need for him to indulge in “cheap promotional.”

The notification was issued to PETA India, its India CEO Poorva Joshipura and dual other office-bearers.

The “playful and malicious comments” has let down my client’s reputation, Anand supposed in the notice, claiming that they were made with “malafide intention and unknown motive knowing fully well that it is false.”

It has also caused “mental agony and stress” to him and his family members and his followers, he whispered.

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“My client told his opinion on an issue which is well-known with Tamil culture, pride and tradition for nearly 300 years and as a Tamilian he is fully allowed to do so,” Anand said.

He advised PETA India, Joshipura and the two others to matter an “unconditional apology” in lettering to Suriya within seven days of receipt of the notice and release the same to mass media, “failing which, my client shall be forced to initiate appropriate legal records against you,” he warned.

Suriya had previous lambasted PETA India for its conflict to Jallikattu, saying it was “paradoxical to see those helping extinction of native types talk about cruelty to animals in the bull-taming game”.

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