“Tamil Nadu Mandir Clash: Devotees allege manhandling and assault by staff, Hindu groups condemn DMK Government”, Organiser, January 31, 2024:
“Devotees at the Palani Dandayuthapani Murugan Temple in Tamil Nadu on January 3, 2024, were allegedly manhandled and assaulted by temple staff, sparking outrage and accusations against the state’s Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) government. This incident comes amidst heightened tensions following a recent Madras High Court order mandating notice boards in temples restricting entry to non-Hindus and non-believers.
According to reports and social media videos, devotees were pushed and roughed up by temple staff, leading to strong condemnations from Hindu groups. The Hindu Munnani, a prominent Hindu organisation, condemned the incident and called for an immediate investigation.
In Srirangam, a Sabarimalai devotee from Andhra Pradesh was reportedly severely attacked by outsourced security personnel, identified as party cadres and individuals from different religious backgrounds. The assault resulted in visible injuries and bleeding…..”
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