TN jihadis unleash violence during Ganesh Chaturthi

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31 Jul 2013

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TN jihadis unleash violence during Ganesh Chaturthi This is the second part of a three part series of articles. You can read the first part here.

The jihadi outfits became increasingly aggressive on account of the docility of the DMK regime and during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations tried to block placement of Vinayagar Vigrahas, thwart visarjan processions and stone Vigrahas during processions. Attacks on and protests against Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations have increased annually since 2006 and have been reported in pro-DMK Tamil dailies like Dinakaran, Tamizh Murasu and TV channels such as SUN TV and Raj TV. This year however, witnessed widespread violence unleashed by jihadi outfits during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, which drew the attention of the media.

Military training to cadre is a major feature of these outfits. In April 2008, Tamil daily Dinamani reported that MNP was giving ‘military training’ (fully uniformed with arms) to around 1000 cadre (50 from each district) to conduct a ‘Freedom Parade’ on August 15, 2008 (Independence Day), as a show of ‘patriotism’! The outfit has recruited over 25000 cadre in four years and military training is being imparted to 300 cadre from each district. Though MNP claims to focus on ‘human rights’ and ‘social service’, the daily reported that the ‘Q’ branch police is keeping a watch on its activities. When the MNP took out a rally in Madurai last Republic Day, its wall advertisements reportedly carried the flag of the banned outfit JKLF!

Similar incidents were reported from Karnataka and Kerala.

The pro-Islamic Governments of Tamil Nadu and Kerala allowed these outfits to conduct the so-called freedom parade in Kumbakonam and Idukki, which was reported on numerous Muslim websites, including  twocircles, freedomparade and dailymuslimnews. BS Yeddyurappa’s (BJP) Government allowed a ‘freedom parade’ in Mangalore in 2008; but refused permission in 2009 for Mysore, a communally sensitive town. Though these organisations claim to be ‘patriotic’ and celebrate the Independence Day, they created unrest and try to incite communal violence in the name of the Babri anniversary. Planned protest demonstrations on December 6, 2008 in major cities and towns led to the detention of over 7000 activists. The Pakistani connection of TMMK and Tamil Nadu Towheed Jamaat (TNTJ) is evident from the fact that their activities are reported in Pakistani media.

Jihad virus spreads in Tamil Nadu

On February 19, 2009, the Tamil daily Dinamalar reported that the Popular Front of India had organised a massive ‘National Political Conference’ in Calicut (February 13-15 2009), which was attended by member organisations, such as Karnataka for Dignity, Manitha Neethi Pasarai, Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK), National Development Front, etc. It was attended by thousands of cadre and the conference theme was ‘Power for People’. Incidentally, the TMMK had just then inaugurated its political wing named Manithaneya Makkal Matchi (MMM) meaning ‘Humane People Party’; its leaders also participated in the Calicut conference. Around the same time, Taliban conducted huge rallies in Swat Valley of Pakistan for two days.

In 2011, the AIADMK, which was widely perceived as opposed to terror activities, did an about-turn and aligned with Manitha Neya Makkal Katchi, the political arm of TMMK, known for its active terror cells and behind the murder of Kumara Pandian and his brothers in Tenkasi. The AIADMK alliance with Muslim outfits and communists swept the 2011 Assembly election; now fundamentalist groups behave as if they are the ruling party.

Red-faced Kerala varsity withdraws Qaeda jihadi’s poem 

The results are there for all to see:

July 22, 2013: Hindu organisations requested shopkeepers to close shops in Karaikal. Goons from a fancy shop owned by a minority chased Hindu volunteers away. The owner allegedly cut himself and went to the police to lodge a complaint. During the enquiry, the police found the truth and refused to register a case. Immediately, a mob beseiged the Collectors office and demanded action against the police superintendent; the police was asked to register a case under section 307 to pacify the crowd.


July 19, 2013: BJP State general secretary auditor Ramesh murdered in Salem.


July 6, 2013: Muslim rally towards the State Secretariat; arrested and let off; no serious cases registered. The rally demanded [i] enhanced reservation from 3.5 per cent to 7.5 per cent, [ii]exemption for Muslims from the Tamil Nadu Marriage Registration Act 2009, and [iii] release of prisoners who have served more than 10 years in jail. Chennai was systemetically jammed on the pretext of this rally.


July 1, 2013: Hindu Munnani State secretary Vellayappan murdered in Vellore.


June 25, 2012: A terror training camp was busted in Periyapattanam in Ramanathapuram district. The Police detained Islamic fundamentalists from Tamil Nadu, Bihar, West Bengal, Karnataka and Kerala.


June 7, 2013: Marriage hall belonging to Suryaprakash of BJP in Ramanathapuram was attacked with petrol bombs.


May 19, 2013: Government allowed Kashmir separatist leader Yasin Malik to address a meeting in Cuddalore. Malik assured assistance to separatist movements to divide India and cited his story of violence and anti-nationalism. No case was registered under relevant sections of the law and the terrorist was allowed to escape.


May 15, 2013: State Government announces memorial for Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan in Dindugul.


April 21, 2013: Senior BJP leader MR Gandhi attacked in Nagercoil.


April 17, 2013: Hindu Munnani workers Hariharan, Venkatraj and Jayakumar attacked while pasting posters condemning Manjunath attack in Coonoor.


April 15, 2013: Hindu Munnani member Manjunath attacked in Coonoor.


March 19, 2013: Murugan, BJP worker, murdered in Paramakudi.


January 2013: Viswaroopam, a Tamil movie produced by noted cine star Kamalhasan banned by the Government after certification by the Censor Board after 23 Islamic outfits complained that the terrorists in the movie bear Islamic names and some Islamic symbols were attributed to the Taliban. The Chief Minister conceded that the police could not provide security to all theatres; petrol bombs and stones were pelted on cinema halls after this announcement; no arrests were made.


December 19 & 22, 2012: Handbills issued by TNTJ in Triplicane area with irreverent comments on Saint Ramalinga Vallalar. Hindu organisations lodged a complaint with Zam Bazaar police; police booked a case against the complainant under non-bailable sections and against the accused Muslim under bailable sections after a station ghero by Muslims.


November 6, 2012: RSS Tiruppur district secretary Anandan attacked in Coimbatore district.


October 26, 2012: BJP National Executive Committee member H Raja attacked in Illayangudi.


October 23, 2012: Dr Aravind Reddy, secretary, BJP medical wing, murdered in Vellore.


September 14 to 18, 2012: The banned American movie Innocence of Muslims led to an attack on the American embassy; the arterial mount road was shut and vehicles and policemen targetted. Afternoon namaaz was offered on the main road . The embassy siege lasted four days.


July 4, 2012: Pugalendi, a BJP worker, murdered in Nagappattinam.


October 28, 2011: Pipe bomb planted in BJP leader LK Advaniâ??s Yatra route between Thirumangalam and Srivilliputhur, but the State Government put the investigation in cold storage as some of its supporters are directly or indirectly involved in the case. Recently, the Government released a sketch of the suspects in this case after condemnation from all political parties following the brutal killing of Auditor Ramesh in July 2013, a full 21 months after the incident.


May 16, 2011: MMK, a constituent of ADMK-led alliance, which won two seats in the Assembly election with the support of the AIADMK, boycotted Jayalalithaaâ??s swearing-in ceremony on grounds of the participation of Narendra Modi.

Sandhya Jain is a political analyst and independent researcher. She is the author of ‘Adi Deo Arya Devata- A Panoramic View of Tribal-Hindu Cultural Interface’ (Rupa & Co., 2004) and ‘Evangelical Intrusions. Tripura: A Case Study’ (Rupa & Co., 2009).

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  • Sudhir Akondi

    damn ! you get filled with anger reading the list of resulting events mentioned above. Why doesn’t the main-stream-media cover all this leaving alone the SRKs and Salmans or stupid debates. An upsurge of this nature is or more grave danger to India as a country. So much for minority appeasement, aah? Under the cover of appeasement fear that it may trigger more sentiments, we are curbing ourselves from removing these terrorist weeds.

    • arindam

      unity is the only solution,mere hand wringing will not do ,depending on media to fight our battle is not going to help ,it is also true that God helps them who help themselves ,as State is mere bystander retaliation is the only way out ,RSS struggle against Marxists in Kerala is good example.

      • Rajen

        Arindam : You said it 100% right ! No words, tears, tolerance etc. will work in these situations. Action, solid action is what is required. Unless Hindus strive to unite for their cause and retaliate with a taste of their own medicine, things won’t improve. One simple thing we all can do is to ensure each of the eligible Hindus make it a point to vote and throw the wretched Congies & Marxists out into the dustbin. My enduring Indian brothers, will you be man enough to do that in 2013-’14 ?

  • Rajendran

    Dear Arindam : No words. tears, tolerance etc. will do. Solid cation is what is required. Unless Hindus get out of their suicidal apathy and strive to unite and do something about their lot. things won’t improve a tad. At the very least ensure that each eligible Hindu vote in the coming Parliamentary elections and throw the wretched Congies & Marxists out into the dustbin. My enduring Indian brother-will you be man enough to do it in 2013-’14 ?

  • Vasant

    When will Hindus show their mettle?

    • Vishwanath Halasyam

      Especially till the Tamil people in particular, entertain the lousy Dravidian agenda and refuse to entertain BJP as a party itself to reckon with in tamil Nadu, this will go on to the Hindu community till we totally get annihilated!! I am really frustrated!!

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