A group of people desecrated and disrespected the pictures of Lord Rama by slapping them with slippers in Mayiladudurai district, Tamil Nadu. This was done with malicious intent by a fringe Periyarist group, in response to the breaking of Periyar statue in Pudhukottai. This group also condemned the Ram Rajya Rath Yatra, which was conducted peacefully in Tamil Nadu with the aim of constructing a Lord Rama temple in Ayodhya.
The Periyar statue which was vandalized, was actually done by a drunk person who had no relation with the Rath Yatra groups. It is unfortunate that certain fringe groups have taken advantage of this scenario to exploit the Anti-Hindu sentiments in the state.
When the RSS & BJP encouraged the tearing down of Lenin statues in Tripura, they signalled their cadres to destroy statues of those who opposed their ideology, like Periyar, the great social reformer who fought for the Dalits. His statue too was destroyed today in Tamil Nadu. pic.twitter.com/vYpYYGtszj
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 20, 2018
Recently this Yatra was opposed by several Politicians and fringe groups in Tamil Nadu, and this has crossed the limits when Lord Rama was insulted in the name of protesting against the Ram Rajya Rath Yatra. This Anti-Hindu protest was led by the same group, who protested against the Neduvasal methane plant project.
From these protests, is obvious that the Anti-Hindu groups and Anti-development groups are no different and have similar agenda in Tamil Nadu. The shocking aspect of this protest was that this protest was held with the full protection of Tamil Nadu Police. Police should give protection for people’s protest which has a meaning, but when such protest are against the Indian law; protection from the police should be avoided.
This is how DK guys insult our god and incite violence by hurting religious sentiments.
— Ramesh Sethu (@rameshsethu) March 21, 2018
This protest violates the article 295(a) of the Indian Penal code which says:
“Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.— Whoever, with deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of any class of citizens of India, by words, either spoken or written, or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise, insults or attempts to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of that class, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.”
A news report from Indian express suggested that these protesters were arrested by the police, but it is ironical to see police arrest the same group who were given initially given protection. This raises doubt a certain concern over the arrest, is this arrest an eye wash or will the protesters will be punished severely? It is high likely that no further news will be reported by the Tamil mainstream media as they willfully don’t value or give importance to the Anti-Hindu activities in Tamil Nadu by breaking India forces.
Silence of Politicians:
If Prophet or Jesus had been insulted, several Tamil Nadu Politicians would have voiced their voice against the act for several days, but this insult is for Hindu Gods. DMK working President Stalin and DMK Leader Kanimozhi have condemned this peaceful Ram Rajya Rath Yatra, but have not yet uttered a word against the malicious act against the Lord Rama.
DMK leader Kanimozhi demands immediate seizure of Ram rath which is moving in Tamil Nadu, says the vehicle violates motor vehicle act. @Ahmedshabbir20 with more details. #RamRathProvocation pic.twitter.com/q3TIsbfDZ1
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) March 23, 2018
Nearly 75 DMK leaders have been arrested for conducting protests against the Ram Rajya Rath Yatra. Stalin had said that this Ram Rajya Rath Yatra will disturb the peace in the society. This statement is ironical since the truth is that desecrating pictures of Lord Rama affects the peace and harmony in society as it hurts the emotions of a huge majority in Tamil Nadu.
Chennai: DMK working President MK Stalin walked out of state assembly over the issue of Ram Rajya Rath Yatra, sat on the roadside & raised slogans against state govt, later detained. pic.twitter.com/EOAJ4nb080
— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2018
Thameem Ansari, an MLA from Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK), in a typical disruptive fashion is seen opposing the Ram Rajya Rath Yatra in this most un-parliamentary manner in the Tamil Nadu assembly. His party, who operate under the banner of Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazagham (TMMK), are known for their Hinduphobic views and they are one of the primary Breaking Indian forces with Jihadhi views.
இவனோட செய்கைய பாருங்க எவ்வளவு கேவலமா இருக்கு பெரும்பான்மை மக்கள் வழிபடும் கடவுளின் ரத யாத்திரையை கூட மொறுத்துகொள்ள இவனது மதக்கொள்கை இடதரவில்லை
இவனுக்கு ஓட்டு போட்ட இந்துக்கள் வெட்கபடவேண்டும். pic.twitter.com/vcdOETFlI9
— சோழன் (@thiruneeru) March 20, 2018
Strict measures should be taken against these Anti-Hindu activities and Media should expose the true colors of these Politicians. This is the only way forward to recover Tamil Nadu, the land of Dharma, from the clutches of pernicious fringe Breaking India forces.