Tuesday, January 13, 2015

RSS denies its involvement in protest against derogatory novel

A tamil novel ‘Madhorubhagan’ written by Tamil writer Perumal Murugan portrayed the women devotees and Kailasanathar temple in Tiruchengode in a bad light.  Outraged Hindus filed a complaint against the writer and held protest demonstrations.  It is reported that a member of RSS instigated protests against the writer.
Novel contained derogatory remarks on women devotees attending the festival in Arthanaareeswarar temple. 
The protestors took out for procession on 27.12.14 in Tiruchengode, Namakkal District. Immediately, police intercepted and warned about the consequences of action to be taken when procession proceeds without permission. Later, the protestors raised slogans against the author for the derogatory remarks and the attempt to denigrate the custom of Kongu people.  The copies of the books were burnt.
Earlier a petition has been registered with the police under 'Merur Kannakula Kongu Naatu Velaalar Trust' on 26.12.14.  to take action against the author under section 295A, 501, 502, 120(b).
The activities of fringe elements are blown up and sensitized by the media.  On answering over phone to the media, on the question to the controversial dispute, Shri N Sadagopan, Prant Prachar Pramuk said, “RSS is unnecessarily dragged into the controversy.  The agitations against the book began solely as a reaction of the locals in the Kongu region.  RSS is involved in wide range of activities and we do not have time to instigate these activities. The protest is not a planned one under organization.  RSS will look into the disputed literature that distorted the Hindu practices with counter arguments” 

It is also reported that the author Perumal Murugan tendered his unconditional apology for hurting the sentiments of Hindus and will withdraw his novel. 

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