Tamil Nadu on boil, shops shut down, after attacks on Hindu God’s portraits

Tamil Nadu,Jayaraman,Mayiladuthurai, Hindu God Lord Rama

The tension was in the air in Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu, and shops here remained closed on 23rd March 2018, after Hindu groups called for a shut down after severe desecration of portraits of Hindu God Lord Rama was done by a fringe group two days ago.

Tamil Nadu Police have said about 2,000 shops remained shut while the streets bore a deserted look as Armed Reserve police were posted across the town to keep the situation in check.

The desecration was led by professor Jayaraman, who had earlier headed the anti-methane project stir and it did the desecration on March 20 to protest against the damage caused to a statue of Late ‘Periyar’ E V Ramasamy in Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu.

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Police have now arrested 14 persons, including Jayaraman after people demanded action against them. They were produced before a court and remanded to judicial custody. H Raja, National Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party and the Ex-MLA from Karaikudi Assembly Constituency, Tamil Nadu issued a statement and said that:

The vandalism against Lord Ram at Mayiladuthurai is highly condemnable. I am surprised that DMK and others who held the assembly to ransom on Ram Rajya Rath Yatra didn’t condemn this incident. Let Hindus wake up.

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