Distressed by hate-filled comments and tags that have been floating around social media because of the Cauvery issue, RJ Balaji took to Facebook on Sunday to express his views and make an appeal for peace to the people of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Stating that only a few violent groups had attacked Tamils in Karnataka, he requested the people of Tamil Nadu not to retaliate and worsen the situation.
RJ Balaji, a radio jockey and actor, is known to speak his mind on social issues. His efforts during the Chennai floods of December 2015 won him praise and appreciation from the people of the city.
Following the Supreme Court's order on 5th September instructing Karnataka to release water from the Cauvery river to Tamil Nadu, there was a state-wide bandh, protests and instances of violence reported in Karnataka.