The Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam (DVK) in Tamil Nadu on Sunday staged a protest against a procession carried out on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Several people gathered with black flags, a statue of Buddha and posters which read, “this is not North India” and raised slogans, reports ANI.
The members of DVK, which is a splinter group of Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam in Tamil Nadu accused RSS and BJP of disrupting religious harmony in the state by organising such events.
“We have conducted a Buddha statue procession to protest against the Vinayaka statue procession carried out by some Hindu outfits. RSS and BJP are orchestrating this procession to disrupt religious harmony in the state,” DVK member, Danvu Danashekhar said on Sunday.
On one side the party members opposed the procession and on the other hand, it clarified that they were not against any particular culture. The protesters said that they support religious harmony but alleged that the procession was being used by political parties for their ulterior motives.