July 16, 2020
Coimbatore : Over 300 vendors and traders at the foot hills of the hill shrine Maruthamalai in the city, Thursday staged a demonstration seeking immediate arrest of the person behind the derogatory remarks against the Lord Muruga’s Kanda Shasti Kavsam in YouTube channel Karruppar Kootam.
Closing their shops in protest against the post which hurt the sentiments of Hindus, the vendors wanted the government to arrest and detain Asif Mohammed under NSA immediately.
Since there was demand from various Hindu outfits, BJP and Kongunadu Desiya Makkal Katchi for the arrest of Mohammed, they, under the banner of Valliyamman Traders Association, accused Dravida Kazhakam and DMK for not not wishing during the Hindu festivals like Diwali and Pongal.
Mohammed, they said, had campaign for DMK candidates in Chennai during the last assembly elections, they said.
All the shops at the foot hill and in around the temple were closed to participate in the protest.