Hindu organisations have announced a protest at Chennimalai Bus Stand on 13 October to protest against a proposal made by a Christian Munnani group to rename the hill on which the Chennimalai Murugan Temple is located as 'Yesu Malai' or 'Kalvaari Malai.'
The temple in Tamil Nadu's Erode district dates back over 3000 years and is the first place where the 'Kanda Sashti Kavacham' dedicated to Lord Muruga was performed by Sri Bala Devaraya Swamigal, stated a report by The Commune.
As per a report by Dinamalar, local Hindus are distressed with the proposal to rename the hill and the frequent Christian prayer meetings in which anti-Hindu remarks have been made. They alleged that a number of outsiders were participating in those meetings and political parties like the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) have supported the Christian groups.
Further, the report stated that when local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Hindu Munnani functionaries objected to these Christian prayer meetings, clashes broke out and complaints were registered with the police, leading to arrests of two people, Chinnaswamy and Tamilarasan.
Arjun Sampath, the leader of the Indu Makkal Katchi, shared a video of Manjunath, a Tamil public speaker asking Hindus to support the protest.
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