Indians outraged over demolition of Hindu altar in Malaysian town

published on November 30, 2012

Kuala Lumpur, Nov. 30 (ANI): The Indian community has expressed fury after a Hindu altar was demolished in a Malaysian town.

The Sepang Municipal Council (MPSP) demolished the Hindu altar in a house in Taman Seroja in Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi last week.

The MIC and several Indian groups are demanding an explanation from the council and the Selangor Government for the high-handed action.

MIC Youth Secretary C. Sivarraajh said 30 enforcement officers from the council went to the house on November 20 and demolished the altar, which was erected within the gated compound.

According to the Star, house owner Umah Devi, 35, said she received a notice from the council to demolish it on grounds that the structure was allegedly in violation of council bylaws.

“My husband went to the council to appeal and was told it would be considered. But we received another notice stating that we would have to pay a RM250 daily fine if we did not tear it down,” she said.

“The officers arrived without notice. We tried to negotiate with them but they went ahead and demolished it,” she added.

Indian Athma Sakthi Association president and founder Vasantha Kumar said it was common for Hindus and Chinese to have altars.

“This action clearly shows that the Selangor Government, of which PAS is a part of, is not tolerant towards Hindu culture. Does this mean that under the Pakatan Rakyat, the Hindus, Buddhist and Taoists cannot have altars at home?” he asked.

State executive councillor Dr Xavier Jeyakumar said local councils had the right to take action against illegal structures built inside or outside a house, adding that the state government could not interfere without a valid reason.

He said the altar could not be construed as a religious place as there had no prayers or ceremonies held there, the report added. (ANI)

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  1. Vilasni Reply

    November 30, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Hindu alter demolished
    My opinion is that this is part of the tactics by the current central government in Malaysia to discredit the state government which is part of the opposition coalition. the MIC is part of the central government party and they will do anything to please their muslim masters and the state public workers too are still loyal to the previous government. elections are round the corner in Malaysia and this is the first time something like this has happened where an altar in a private property has been demolished.

  2. Omindian Reply

    December 1, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Islamic nations
    It is only a matter of time before Malayasia becomes another Islamic nation. Egypt is soon becoming one and many others will follow. The world is goind to end sooner than expected when the Devilism is spreading fast.

  3. Raj Puducode Reply

    December 1, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Islamic curse on the whole world
    It is not surprising that the land of Malays is becoming another terrorist Isalmic jihadi state. That is the history of every country where ever these animals have set foot. Only in India that these animals are treated as super citizens since they refused to go to the hell hole called Pakistan. Dr Xavier Jeyakumar, a christian is acting at the behest of these jihadis.

  4. Raj Puducode Reply

    December 2, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Islamic terrorism now in Papistan
    AMRITSAR: The demolition of a century-old Hindu temple in Karachi on Saturday by a builder has triggered large-scale protests by the Hindu community in Pakistan.

    While condemning the demolition of the temple, Pakistan’s former federal minister for Human Rights Ansar Burney has demanded strict action against the builder and safety for the Hindu minority community of Pakistan.

    While talking to TOI over phone from Karachi on Sunday Burney informed that a builder allegedly demolished a century-old Sri Rama Pir Mandir situated at Soldier Bazar in Karachi and also razed down couple of adjoining houses due to which about three dozen people were rendered homeless.

    Burney, however, said the builder not only demolished the temple but in a blasphemous act, his workers also showed disrespect to the idols of Hindu deities placed inside the temple.

    He said some people, owing allegiance to the builder, physically hurt few Hindu minority community members. “Everyone should be free to practise his religion and it is the duty of government to ensure the safety and security of minorities living in Pakistan,” Burney said.

    The builder’s demolition team arrived on Saturday morning when many of the Hindu families were busy in their daily chorus including preparing breakfast etc. “I fear many of them have to sleep without any shelter for nights together,” he said.

    Of late, many Hindu families of Pakistan had migrated to India due to alleged persecution and humiliation on the hands of Muslim fundamentalists. “The builder claims that the land, where the temple is constructed have been encroached upon, even if it is so, the builder should not have demolished the temple as a good humanitarian gesture,” Burney said.

    He said he would take up the issue with local authorities so that the minority Hindu community gets justice. It is learnt that Hindu organizations of Pakistan are likely to take up the issue with the Pakistan government through Hindu members of national a

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