500 Muslim Islamofascists held for blocking Vinayaka idol procession in Tamil Nadu
Posted by jagoindia on September 10, 2008
|Communal violence mars Vinayaka idol procession in Tamil Nadu|
Dindigul (TN), Sept 05: Five hundred members of various Muslim organisations were detained on Friday when they attempted to block a procession taken out by VHP in connection with immersion of Lord Vinayaka idols here.
Police said the trouble broke out when members of the organisations, including Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam, attempted to stop the procession near a mosque and miscreants pelted stones.
Police made a lathicharge and took the protesters into custody. A police constable was injured in stone-pelting, they said.
Tension prevailed in the area where 1,500 policemen had been deployed in view of its sensitive nature.
This is the behaviour of the Islamofascists in 2007
Dindigul, Sept 17: Ganesh Chathurthi processions in the district since last night were marred by violence and a protest led to police lathicharge in one area in which one person was injured, police said today.
Seventy workers of the Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam were arrested today for blocking the Vinayaka idol procession route at Behampur in this town today, police said.
The procession from Paraipatti was being taken out under heavy police escort when TMMK volunteers blocked the road and demanded that the procession be diverted through some other route.
As efforts to persuade TMMK volunteers failed, they were arrested and the way was cleared for the procession, police said.
Meanwhile, about 150 TMMK volunteers blocked the Dindigul main road demanding the release of those arrested.
In another incident last night, nine persons, including three policemen, were injured in stone pelting twice by some persons at a Vinayaka idol procession at Yousiffiar Nagar.
Hindu Munnani volunteers blocked road traffic till 11 PM demanding the arrest of the culprits. Police assured them that action would be taken and suggested that the procession be taken out around midnight.
Police said all nine persons were treated for injuries and discharged today.
The other incident occurred at Oddanchattiram near here, when some persons pelted stones at the Vinayaka procession at around midnight. Police resorted to a lathicharge in which local chamber of commerce vice-president Subramani was injured.
Hindu Munnani volunteers dispersed after police assured them that action would be taken against those who indulged in violence. (Agencies)
Published: Monday, September 17, 2007