Pastor V David allegedly made some remarks in the context of the Vinayaka Chathurthi processions, sources said.
The pastor has been accused of fanning communal tension and has released handouts regarding Vinayaka Chaturthi processions asking people to conduct a prayer yatra on the day of Vinayaka Chaturthi.
He has been arrested under various sections of the IPC and has been remanded to judicial custody for 14 days judicial custody and lodged in the Central jail.
Meanwhile, Hindu Munnani Tamil Nadu president Kadeshwara Subramaniam said that Chaturthi will be celebrated as usual, as planned earlier and condemned the state government’s decision to impose restrictions on public celebrations of Vinayaka Chathurthi citing COVID-19.
Subaramaniam said Munnani organised prayers in front of temples across Tamil Nadu to seek blessings for the conduct of the festival. He demanded the DMK government to the Munnani and withdraw the curbs.
Munnani workers organised prayers in front of temples at more than 200 places in Tirupur and Coimbatore districts.
Earlier today, the Hindu Munnani announced it would protesr the ban imposed by the state government on Vinayaka Chaturthi celebration in Tamil Nadu and install the idols of Lord Ganesh in public places.
“The Hindu Munnani will install the idols of Vinayaka in public places like every year and perform puja before taking the idols in procession for immersion in water bodies. Come what may…,” said K Kutralanathan, State secretary of Hindu Munnani.