BJP hits out at temple clash
Madurai, March 04 The Tamil Nadu unit of the Bharathiya Janata Party (BJP) today strongly condemned the lathi charge in the Sri Natarajar temple at Chidambaram and demanded stern action against the officials responsible for the violence.
Talking to newspersons here, BJP State Vice President Pon Radhakrishnan wondered why members of Dalit Panthers of India (DPI), Peoples Art and Literary Association (PALA) and Dravidar Kazhagam, besides Muslims, who were in no way connected with the temple, were allowed inside the holy place to indulge in goondaism. The Government should not have allowed the atheists inside the temple complex and create problem.
He pointed out that there was no ban on singing ‘thevaram’ or ‘Tthiruvasagam’ in the sanctum sanctorum even now, during the rituals. He asked, why should ”Manitha Urimai Pathukappu Kazhagam” (Human Rights Protection Association) and other non-Hindu organisations should be allowed to interfere.
The problem should have been sorted out through talks and what the Government did was shabby, allowing the temple complex to turn into a battle ground, he alleged. On the Sethu issue, he strongly condemned the Centre’s move to tell the apex court that the Ramar Sethu was not man-made, but a natural formation. He accused that the Centre had taken the move only to satisfy the minorities.
The recent happenings at the Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram has certainly taken place because of some unwanted elements, masquerading as protectors of Tamils.
When there was a problem of evangelism in Tirumala, HH Shri Pejawar Swamiji along with HH Swami Dayananda Saraswathiji and the Kanchi Acharya decided on the fact finding mission under Justice Bhikshapati, which did yeomen service to the Hindus and ensured that the entire area is retrieved and protected from the Sam inspired evangelism.
I sincerely felt that a similar exercise is the need of the hour at Chidambaram and I am very happy to announce that
Dr Subramanian Swamy has once again taken the lead in the protection of Hindu Dharma and has constituted a fact finding team to visit Chidambaram and to set things right there.
Following is the Press Statement released by Dr Swamy today:
It has been decided to send a fact finding team of eminent persons to Chidambaram Nataraja temple to determine who is behind the anti-Hindu violence and debasement of the Dikshitar in the temple, and recommend appropriate follow up action to bring the miscreants to book and account.
Besides myself, the team will consist of international Working President of VHP Mr. S. Vedantam, former Cuddalore Collector and TN JP President Ms.V.S.Chandralekha, IAS (Retd) and Mr. V. Sundaram, IAS Retd.) and two others .
Watch this video presentation on the lifestyles of Dikshidars. How this community has dedicated its life to the service of God! Now it is being taunted!
Pray Lord Nataraja for their safety and security!