Helpless Hindus surrender their rights as Collector denied permission to conduct Temple festival

via HK published on April 29, 2010

Dindugal: Helpless Hindus of  Perumalkovilpatti had only one option in front of them – To surrender all their material rights given by the Government , To show their anger and protest against barring them from their birth right – The right to worship.

Villagers here handed over their ration cards, voter identity cards, farmer identity cards , government life and health insurance cards back to Dindugal RDO to show their protest for banning them from celebrating a small festival in Kaliamman temple.

The villager’s request seeking permission to build a compound wall around Kaliamman temple and conduct a festival had been turned down by Dindugal collector. Few months back a Christian Missionaries murdered a Hindu named Aandi in front of this very same village. Dindigal Collector Vallalar who visited the area then had given permission to Hindus to construct a compound wall to protect the temple from Christian aggressors.

Perumalkovilpatti (literally and ironically meaning village of Vishnu temple) is a village near Dindugal town. Here Christians are majority. So Hindus are denied their right to celebrate Pongal in their own temple. After the peace talks by collector, the Hindu who attended the peace talk was killed in cold blood by Christian goons who also attacked women and old men as well as poor shepherds of the village. The police and district administration side with Christians because of political pressure from ruling party

When the villagers proceeded with the compound wall construction , Collector did a U turn and denied the permission to construct the same as well as the request of Hindus to conduct festival citing that – Hindu poojas and festivals in the region will lead to communal unrest!.

In the following video widow of Andi/(45) who was murdered by Christians says how after the engagement of their daughter, in front of their children her husband was killed. Old women whom Christian fanatics attacked – they also say how they suffer because they are minorities in a Christian majority village.[youtube]

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