Tableaux: A controversy that sparked in Salem in 1971

Must Read

18 nurses at Pune have tested positive for COVID-19

Eighteen nurses at a private hospital in Pune have been tested positive for COVID - 19 on April 18....

Coronavirus case in the Rashtrapati Bhavan

Nearly 100 people have been quarantined at the Rashtrapati Bhavan complex. This is after a sanitation worker there tested...

The Indian Army said that troops returning from leave or outposts are to report to screening centres.

The Northern Command of the Army has asked its troops that people who are returning from leave or outstation...

Highlights

  • Tamil Superstar Rajnikanth had courted controversy with his statement at a rally in Salem at 1971.
  • This rally was attended by Dravidar Kazhagam founder Periyar E.V. Ramasami.
  • In this rally, naked images of Lord Rama and Sita were paraded with a garland of slippers.

Tableaux Details: Thalaiva of Southern film Industry, Superstar Rajnikanth got mired in a controversy with his statement in a rally in Salem District in 1971. So, this rally was attended by Dravidar Kazhagam Founder Periyar E.V. Ramasamy. However, in this rally, naked images of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita were paraded with a garland of slippers.

No other magazine had reported this incidence except Thuglak. The founder of this magazine was Cho S. Ramasamy.

Leaders of DK and its groups accused the superstar of spreading false statements. They were in vehement denial of the procession in which obscene images of Lord Rama and Sita were taken.

Controversial tableaux 

In an article titled Demonstration against obscene tableaux in The Hindu on January 25, 1971, the Salem correspondent reporting on the ‘Superstition Eradication Conference’ organized by DK, wrote,” The tableaux included vulgar pictures of birth of Lord Muruga, penance of sages and Mohini Avatara. It also had a 10-foot long image of Lord Rama carried on a vehicle that they kept beating on with slippers.

The reporter stated that Periyar “seated on a tractor, was at the rear of the procession”. An image of Lord Rama carved out from a plank of wood was set on fire at the end of the procession.

The conference passed a few resolutions including one requesting the government to take suitable steps to see that coveting another man’s wife is not made offensive under the Indian Penal Code.” T.V. Chokkapa, chairman of the reception committee of the Conference, in a letter to Hindu, took exception to the report.

He told that the resolution spoke of a “married woman trying to be intimate with a person other than his husband…The difference in the texts..is not one of Tweedledum and Tweedledee but important.”

What correspondent of Salem said?

Reacting to this statement, the correspondent of Salem stated,” one should not seduce a minor girl; nor kidnap her as it is an offence. But there is nothing objectionable in loving another man’s wife who is grown up and also a major. If the wife of the man also reciprocates to another man then the husband should not prevent her from marrying another man.”

Chief Minister also reacted to this incident. He said,” I am sorry to learn about the obscene tableaux in DK- sponsored procession and police permitting the procession. They have hurt people’s feelings.

Read other news

 

- Advertisement -

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

18 nurses at Pune have tested positive for COVID-19

Eighteen nurses at a private hospital in Pune have been tested positive for COVID - 19 on April 18....

Coronavirus case in the Rashtrapati Bhavan

Nearly 100 people have been quarantined at the Rashtrapati Bhavan complex. This is after a sanitation worker there tested positive for the Coronavirus.The person...

The Indian Army said that troops returning from leave or outposts are to report to screening centres.

The Northern Command of the Army has asked its troops that people who are returning from leave or outstation duties are to report directly...

Twinkle Khanna tweets her Simpsons Avatar

Twinkle Khanna is an actor turned entrepreneur. She has been true to her username Mrs Funnybones. Humour is never lost. She is one of...

Government says 11933 cases but no community transmission

The confirmed coronavirus cases in India have hit 11933 cases. The global tally of the infection has crossed the 2 million mark.India has reported...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -