Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu (13th May 2016) – The Christian-majority Kanyakumari district saw a horrendous case of temple desecration by its majoritarian Christian police. The Koottalumoodu Bhagavathi Amman temple In Kanyakumari district of Tamilnadu (where christians are majority), conduct summer time festival every year. During the festival they burst firecrackers as part of festival at mid night. However, this time due to elections police did not gave permission for fireworks,
but they accepted to allow half-an-hour exception before 10.00pm. Hindu devotees accepted that arrangement. As per the rule of law they conducted fireworks.
Some Hindu teens fired crackers who were not aware about the permission schedule. By using this as an alibi christian police officers entered the temple with boots and beat up the devotees including children and women (as seen in the attached video a man screaming “do not beat ladies”). The christian police officers smashed up the murtis and pooja ornaments, engaging in desecration of the devasthanam.
So far, no media or civil liberties groups have taken note of the incident, let alone condemn the desecration.
(Translated from Tamil)