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A protest by Hindu Munnani activists on TTK Road near Music Academy in Chennai on Monday evening turned dangerous when a LPG-powered auto rickshaw went up in flames after the protesters burnt an effigy of the Lankan President inside the vehicle.

The small group of protesters was planning to take out a procession, against the demolition of a temple in Trincomalee in Sri Lanka, from near the Music Academy where they had assembled to the Sri Lankan deputy high commission when the auto rickshaw caught fire, according to the police.

One of the activists sitting inside the auto rickshaw set the effigy of Mahinda Rajapaksa on fire inside the vehicle in an attempt to avoid police standing near the venue.

“Within no time, the entire vehicle was on fire leaving the onlookers in a state of shock. Later policemen and few other motorists doused the fire by pouring water on the vehicle,” the police said.

“The entire assembly by the Hindu Munnani activists was without the required police permission. The fire could have turned fatal if the gas cylinder had exploded. Luckily one Hindu Munnani man escaped with burn injuries while the driver escaped unhurt,” the police said.

The demonstration was organised by state treasurer Kanchi Kannan to mark their protest against the government decision to demolish a Vinayagar temple in Trincomalee.

The organisation said in a statement that there were reports that the Sri Lankan government was demolishing many Hindu temples in that country.

“Hindu Munnani has been fighting against it and for the rights of the Hindus across the world,” the press release said.

”The Sri Lankan government should stop activities that are hurting the sentiments of the Hindus. Such acts will bring disrepute to the Sri Lankan government,” said the statement. (deccanchronicle)

  Comments - 14

  • John Tuesday, 08 May 2012 11:48 AM

    How many in this tiny island are bi-lingual?!

    nanabst Tuesday, 08 May 2012 11:49 AM

    you too join this Indian fellow who started a fire inside rickshaw.

    Fazleen Tuesday, 08 May 2012 07:50 AM

    Not only Hindu temple how abot Muslim Mosque in Dambulla?????

    aj Tuesday, 08 May 2012 07:53 AM

    Thanks bros. what happen sl Hindu munnai and Tamil ministers? also now can understand Muslim political leaders action.

    sam Tuesday, 08 May 2012 08:15 AM

    no comments necessary about these idiots.. Burning an effigy inside a 3wheeler ?

    JUNDIAH Tuesday, 08 May 2012 08:16 AM


    fazal Tuesday, 08 May 2012 08:20 AM

    FOOLS NADU....

    dev Tuesday, 08 May 2012 08:28 AM

    MR not even respect own ppl even in SL, no doubts about religion.. there are many Examples......

    MR Tuesday, 08 May 2012 08:30 AM

    Ha haaa....Cheers ...!

    uae Tuesday, 08 May 2012 09:29 AM

    Their life is full of movie , we should not bother about them , we should pray god to guide the people in Tamil Nadu , Recently I watched a channel where the Super-star of Tamil Nadu's (The person originally from other state - Karnataka) daughter does not know how to speak Tamil , ... now only she learns to talk in tamil ..

    PKR Tuesday, 08 May 2012 09:52 AM

    There is no limit to Indian stupidity.
    This burn victim should have stated that he set himself on fire as a protest against srilanka.
    We trust that thousands of people will follow this example and set fire to themselves. Long live India...

    Saskia Tuesday, 08 May 2012 09:53 AM

    Fellow brothers and sisters, please show your support in the upcoming Lok shaba election in 2014 by voting for the party which supports us. Burning the effigy of the MR is a stupid act. Instead show your solidarity using democratic means.

    Pasan Tuesday, 08 May 2012 09:54 AM

    This shows that the guys who organized this are bunch of idiots to set a fire inside a trishaw. Also proof of most Indians , specifically tamil nadu people got low IQ

    senthil Tuesday, 08 May 2012 11:02 AM

    pots are calling kettles black

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