Just because a house was in the view of a CSI church, the church people demolished the compound wall of the house in Tenkasi, Tamil Nadu. The house and an autorickshaw have been vandalised in the process. Owner of the house had registered a complaint with the police and 8 persons responsible for the act have been arrested so far.
Chelladurai, an autorickshaw driver lives in CSI street in Kadayam, Tenkasi. Followers of the CSI Church have been harassing Chelladurai, saying his house obstructs the front view of their church. They alleged that the house’s compound wall is built by encroaching 2ft unclaimed government land. But Chelladurai didn’t budge.
On June 17, they decided to take the matter into their own hands and demolished the compound wall at midnight. They also shattered the glasses of the door and window panes of the house. Chelladurai’s auto rickshaw was also vandalised. He filed a complaint with the local police and they have arrested Appadurai, Deva Christin Raja, Paul Raj, Yesudas, Daniel, Selvin, Selvaraj and Raj.
Following the incident a tense situation prevails between Hindus and Christians of the village. Kadayam, the native of poet Bharathiar’s in-laws, witnessed many historical events as Bharathiar stayed there for sometime. Hearsay is that Bharathiyar often sang patriotic songs from his in-laws’ rooftop. The scenic village has ancient temples dotted over its hilly landscape. Bharathiar would walk to one of them, the Nithyakalyani Amman temple, everyday and wrote many of his famous poems while he was there. The current state and incidents of it are a testament to how the demography has changed in South Tamil Nadu.
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