BJP supporters peddle misinformation that DMK has filed a petition to restrict the number of Vinayagar idols !

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It has become routine for the vidiyal (DMK) government to bow to the court.

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Explanation

The Dinamalar news card stating, “On the occasion of Ganesha Chaturthi festival, the Madras High Court dismissed the petition seeking an order to restrict the installation of Ganesha idols across the state”, is being shared on social media, mentioning that it is usual for DMK government to bow to the court. Tamilnadu BJP working committee member Sowdha Mani has also shared this on Twitter.

What is the truth?

On August 17th, the Madras High Court dismissed the petition seeking an order to regulate the installation of Vinayagar idols across the state on the occasion of the Ganesha Chaturthi festival. Dinamalar has published the news card without mentioning the petitioner.


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While searching further, the website of Dinamalar on August 16, published an article mentioned, that Gopinath, head of Hindu Munnetra Kazhagam from Tirupur, filed a petition in the Madras High Court, saying, “Vinayagar Chaturthi festival is going to be celebrated on the 31st.

During the festival of Ganesha Chaturthi, idols of Ganesha are placed near public places, roads and other places of religious worship. Hence there is a possibility of traffic disruption and law and order problems.

Adding to it, no rules have been laid down to limit dissolving idols in water bodies. For Vinayagar Chaturthi celebrations, Hindu organizations should monitor the donations collected. Also, it has been reported that the government should be ordered to instruct the Hindu organizations to place only a limited number of Ganesha idols across the state.”

Conclusion

The information spread by the BJP is a rumour that the DMK has filed a petition seeking an order to restrict the installation of Ganesha idols across the state on the occasion of the Ganesha Chaturthi festival. It is known that the Hindu Munnetra Kazhagam leader from Tirupur filed the petition.

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