Left Menu
Development News Edition

Tamil Nadu: Hindu Makkal Katchi chief drapes Thiruvalluvar's statue with saffron shawl, triggers controversy

Amid the controversy surrounding Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar, members of Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) on Wednesday draped a saffron shawl on his statue here.


Tamil Nadu: Hindu Makkal Katchi chief drapes Thiruvalluvar's statue with saffron shawl, triggers controversy
HMK president Arjun Sampath seen here garlanding the statue of Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar on Wednesday.. Image Credit: ANI

Amid the controversy surrounding Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar, members of Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) on Wednesday draped a saffron shawl on his statue here. Arjun Sampath, HMK president, not only draped a shawl on his statue but also tied a 'Rudraksha' string around its neck. He also spread 'vibudhi' (white ash) on its forehead.

Earlier today, members of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (DMK) literary wing staged a protest against the desecration of Thiruvalluvar's statue on November 4. The statue was vandalized by unidentified miscreants, who spread cow dung all over it. The area police have ordered an investigation into the incident.

Earlier, a controversy broke out between political parties when the BJP's state unit posted a tweet containing the picture of Thiruvalluvar wearing saffron cloth while holding a 'rudraksha' string in his hand and white holy ash spread on his forehead. The opposition parties have condemned the tweet, calling it an attempt to allegedly 'saffronise' Thiruvalluvar. (ANI)

Also Read: Thiruvalluvar statue desecrated in TN, police assure action

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION/BLOG/INTERVIEW

Hyderabad Encounter: A sentiment analysis of public mood on day of encounter

Sentiment analysis of twitter users revealed that they showered salutes on Hyderabad police for eliminating alleged gang rapists of the veterinary doctor but only a few believe in cops version of successive events leading to encounter....

Hyderabad Encounter: Time to review modern judiciary and restore people’s confidence

Its probably for the first time in the history of independent India, the parliamentarians, chief ministers and ministers in the Union and State governments are openly supporting an encounter. This indicates the people from top to bottom hav...

What happens to your outstanding loans if the bank falls?

... ...

Time for a change! Innovations to stop the growing plastic pollution

As the planet is drowning in plastic pollution, many new innovative approaches and solutions have emerged to effectively deal with the menace....

Videos

Latest News

UPDATE 2-Thousands of UK political ads went missing from Facebook archive searches

Thousands of UK political ads went missing from Facebook Incs searchable advertising database on Tuesday, hampering researchers ability to track ads two days before Britains general election. Facebooks ad library, which it launched in the U...

International experts say quitting Hong Kong police protest probe

An international panel of experts hired to advise Hong Kongs police watchdog over its handling of huge pro-democracy protests announced Wednesday they were quitting, in a major setback for the government. The move came a month after a leake...

NEWSMAKER-Rugby-Foster extends the All Blacks' boot-room dynasty

Ian Foster will be the first All Blacks boss without previous international head coaching experience since 2003 when he takes over next year but few know New Zealand rugby better than the former Waikato flyhalf.Predecessors Graham Henry and...

UPDATE 1-U.S. judge blocks $3.6 bln transfer to Mexican border wall

A federal judge on Tuesday issued a permanent injunction barring President Donald Trumps attempt to transfer 3.6 billion in military construction funds to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Judge David Briones, of U.S. District Court i...

Give Feedback