The state BJP unit on Monday announced that it would organise a state-wide protest demonstration this Thursday to demand the DMK government to open Hindu temples on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
“The demonstrations would be held across the state on October 7 at 11 am to urge the state government to open temples on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,” K Annamalai, state BJP president said.
Stating that citing COVID-19 pandemic situation, the temples were closed from Friday to Sunday, he said “generally, people will visit the temples only during holidays and weekends.” “Though several lockdown relaxations have been given to bus, rail and air services operations, open cinema theaters, Tasmac liquor shops and big shopping malls, the temples were not allowed to open especially for three days,” he said. The BJP leader also pointed out that government organisations, in addition, private companies, factories, colleges, schools were functioning.
“In addition, schools for the students studying from Class 1 to 8 will also be opened from November 1,” he said adding, “It was surprising to note that having relaxed restrictions even for commuters, why the state government creating hurdle in the opening of temples and even churches and mosques.”