A day after the Tamil Nadu authorities denied the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) permission to carry a “Vetri Vel Yatra” (Victorious Spear March), the celebration in the present day mentioned it is going to proceed with the occasion in anyway.
Tamil Nadu BJP President, L Murugan, headed for the Thiruttani Murugan Temple in Thiruvallur district, adjoining to Chennai, the place the Yatra was initially scheduled to start in the present day in response to the BJP’s plan.
“I have a right to offer prayers at the temple. To worship is my constitutional right,” Mr Murugan mentioned.
The Tamil Nadu police have mentioned they are going to detain any BJP leaders or employee associating with the occasion at Thiruvallur.
The Tamil Nadu authorities had knowledgeable the Madras High Court on Thursday that the Vetri Vel Yatra, deliberate from November 6 to December 6, wouldn’t be allowed the COVID-19 scenario within the state.
The occasion is conceptualized in honor of Lord Murugan recognized for his “Vel” or spear.
December 6, the day the Vel Yatra was scheduled to finish on the Thiruchendur Murugan Temple in Thoothukudi district within the southern a part of the state, marks the anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992, which itself occurred on the finish of a nationwide Rath Yatra organized by the BJP underneath senior chief LK Advani.
The BJP had known as the Vetri Vel Yatra a mission to show what it known as an “anti-Hindu” narrative and “minority appeasement” within the state.
This is the third time the ruling AIADMK has snubbed its ally, the BJP, after the tie-up led to a close to rout within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In September, the state authorities denied the BJP permission for idol immersion throughout Vinyagar Chathurthi celebrations. Recently, the state authorities issued an government order making certain 7.5% reservation for presidency faculty college students when the BJP-appointed Governor delayed signing a invoice for this.