In a shocking incident, Thol Thirumavalavan, the Member of Parliament from Chidambaram constituency of Tamil Nadu, has made offensive statements against Hindu temples triggering a massive uproar across social media, reports Swarajya.
Thol Thirumavalavan, the founder of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), who fought the 2019 Lok Sabha elections under a UPA-DMK alliance ticket, on Wednesday made a derogatory reference to Hindu temples at an event in Puducherry.
Reportedly, in a video that has gone viral on social media now, the UPA MP Thirumavalavan can be seen addressing a meeting for “opposing Sanatana Dharma education policies” and mocking the Hindu temples in front of the audience stating “if the building has a dome, it is a mosque; if it is tall and straight, it is a church; and if it has dirty idols/dolls, it is a temple”.
If the building had dome, then it is mosque
If the building is tall & straight then it is church
If the building has dirty idols then it is Temple
— Kamal – தாயார் ஆண்டாளின் அடிமை (@kamalmdu) November 13, 2019
Following the anti-Hindu statements, Hindu groups such as Hindu Munnani have lodged complaints in different police stations in Ariyalur district demanding the registration of an FIR against Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol Thirumavalavan. Some social media users also demanded the arrest of the Chidambaram MP.
One Congress from Tamil Nadu, Americai V Narayanan, had tweeted that he had conveyed his displeasure to Thirumavalavan and the latter has stated that the derogatory statement was made ‘in a flow’.