Chidambaram Natarajar Devotees Arrested – Yet another bolt for Hindus Right to Worship

via HARAN.B.R published on July 9, 2009

The HR & CE Department of the Tamil Nadu government had placed three more hundis inside the Chidambaram Natarajar Temple today. When members of the Temple Protection Committee objected to the placement of the hundis and protested against it, the police arrested forty activists. The activists have started a hunger protest in captivity.  


It may be recalled that the government illegally usurped the control of the temple last year from the Dikshidars, who have been administering the temple for ages. The government also ‘managed’ to win the case in the Madras High Court, but the Dikshidars have appealed against the single judge’s order. Later on when Dr.Subramanian Swamy approached the HC to implead himself in the case, an unruly section of Lawyers physically assaulted him and the matter snowballed into a major issue between the legal fraternity and the state police. Since then, the government is using its might to thwart the Dikshidar’s attempt to legally fight the case, by manipulating the court procedures. The case has not been taken up for hearing since the day Dr.Swamy was attacked. Though the issue is subjudice, the HR & CE department is going ahead with many changes in the administration in the name of progressive measures.


The leaders of our Hindu organizations have been informed and they are making necessary arrangements in support of the activists. The activists are likely to continue their fasting in captivity.

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