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Installing Periyar E.V. Ramasamy Statue in front of the Sri Ranganathar Temple in Srirangam

Dravidar Kazhagam (DK) wants to install the statue of Periyar E.V. Ramasamy in front of the famous SriRanganatharTemple. But Hindus are against it. This is a pretty old issue going back to the 1970s. But the attempts to install the statue of Periyar were opposed by local people and Hindu organizations. Periyar is the atheist father of the Dravidian movement and opposed upper-caste oppression. The issue took a violent turn this week when a statue of Periyar was damaged at Srirangam. In retaliation several Hindu temples were attacked and idols were damaged.In modern day, people get killed in the name of statues only in India. Can the statue of Periyar belittle Lord Vishnu? Or will it affect Lord Vishnu? These people are fighting to satisfy their ego and criminal elements make use of such situation to spread violence and hatred. Brahman exists in everything - In Periyar statue, in the people fighting to install it, in those opposing it and in those sitting outside and watching the whol…