It is the peak of summer in Tamil Nadu – Agni Nakshathiram – the equivalent of Kahthiri in the North. Hot winds start blowing from the morning and people hunt for shades and gulp down water and cool drinks by the gallons
Though the state police have arrested four persons of a rationalist group for posting the video and have taken down all the offensive videos posted on the Youtube channel, the symbolic protests against the denigration are continuing.
A saffron cloth was found tied to the railing around the statue of DMK founder and former Chief Minister CN Annaduraiat at Kultiharai town in Kanyakumari district, inviting the wrath of state's political leaders.
Since the school kids of Gudalur region scour hillsides where mobile signals are strong enough. A few days back when a group of students were busy viewing online classes from a forested hill top, a wild elephant marched past them, scaring them away.
The police have so far arrested four activists of “Karuppar Kootam”, a rationalist group, after they had posted videos on their Youtube channel that had denigrated the song that seeks the protection of Murugan’s golden spear to various body parts of humans.
Condemnation for the video poured in from celebrities including film stars, politicians and writers, and even the Tamil news channels were compelled to devote precious telecast time on the controversy.