iMOL Archives - Hindu Temple demolished
Welcome iMOL Archives

imol

 

 
Home 2SubscribeTrigger HappyEthnic ClashForumHistorySocialPoliticsEconomyEducationPlantation WorkersAbout me
Silence is not an option when things are ill done - Lord Alfred Dennings
Search   in  

 Create an AccountMain Home | Submit News | Your Account | Content | Topics | Top 10  

Modules
· Home
· Advertising
· AvantGo
· Feedback
· Forums
· Private Messages
· Recommend Us
· Search
· Statistics
· Stories Archive
· Submit News
· Surveys
· Top 10
· Topics
· Your Account

Who's Online
There are currently, 5 guest(s) and 0 member(s) that are online.

You are Anonymous user. You can register for free by clicking here

Languages
Select Interface Language:


Random Headlines

Foreign Workers
[ Foreign Workers ]

·Indian High Commission Revises Rules & Minimum Wages For Workers
·The Exploitation of Migrant Workers in Malaysia
· An Uphill Battle Against Abuse And Torture
·Indian Nationals Lodge Report Over Ill-treatment By Employer
·Kayu Nasi Kandar fined $180,000 for underpayment
·Rights Champion Seeks Political Career
·Recession to Hit Migrant Workers Hard
· Immigration Racket Turns Workers Into Commodities
·Malaysian holiday turns into nightmare for three Indians

  
Hindu Temple demolished

Contributed by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 30 @ 22:19:31 CDT

Religion
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Malaysian authorities backed by 300 riot police personnel demolished an ancient Hindu temple, Sri Maha Mariyaman, located 30 kilometers away from Kuala Lumpur city, yesterday. 3000 protesters clashed with the police resulting in 6 arrest and 20 others injured according to Makkal Osai report. Malaysian works Minister Samy Vellu who visited the scene, heckled by a group, was unable to stop the demolition even apparently after speaking to PM Badawi.



























Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) activist Waytha Moorthy and P. Uthayakumar are among those arrested. According to sources, tension is high in Klang and police setup several road blocks in the area. All three Tamil dailies provided front page headlines. Several NGO’s and individuals have poured their anger in the dailies and via SMS for this outrageous incident especially when the Hindus are in a celebration mood preparing for the Hindu festival, Deepavali.





***********************
Temple demolition leads to all-out fracasBede Hong
Oct 30, 07 Malaysiakini 
A rowdy fracas broke out between residents and the authorities over the demolition of a temple near Shah Alam today resulting in at least four injured and eight arrested.

Several hundred police personnel and local council authorities clashed with the residents who sought to stop the demolition of the 100-year temple in Padang Jawa.

Workers from the Shah Alam City Hall had demolished the village’s Sri Maha Mariaman temple without a valid court order, said Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) in a statement today. It added that the area looked like a “war zone”.

According to Hindraf, at least 300 police personnel and council workers had cordoned off the temple this morning.

It said council workers began hurling stones and beating devotees with sticks and batons when they tried to halt the demolition.

According to T Ganaraw, a lawyer who was at the scene, the demolition work began early in the morning but stopped temporarily to allegedly allow residents to remove the temple’s deities.

Demolition works continued at about 2pm. The fracas was in full swing by 4pm, involving over 400 residents.

“The police were armed with automatic rifles. The temple is completely smashed up, including the temple nursery,” said Ganaraw.

Samy went to negotiate

According to Ganaraw, present during the fracas were representatives from DAP and MIC, including Klang councillor Alex Thiagarajan, who tried to negotiate with the police.

MIC president S Samy Vellu also visited the village at about 5pm when it was clear that racial tension was raising.

Contacted today, DAP lawyer A Sivanesan said at least eight residents have been arrested and detained at Section 11 police station in Shah Alam.

He said the MIC president had tried to calm residents by telling them that he had spoken to both Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Selangor Mentri Besar Khir Toyo on the matter.

“Samy Vellu however told me Khir was not cooperative at all,” said Sivanesan.

The temple chairperson was K Sivalingam, the late assemblyperson for Ijok. His position has since been replaced by Selangor executive councillor Kamala Ganatathy.

“When we checked with the authorities, the notice to demolish was dated November 2005. But the demolition was only meant for the houses there,” said Sivanesan.

Hindraf also said that at 4am today, another 160-year-old Jai Muniswarar Hindu temple in Taman Puchong Hartamas was demolished.

Over the past few years, a number of temples, some of which were more than a century old, had been demolished by the local authorities as they were built illegally.

 
Login
Nickname

Password

Don't have an account yet? You can create one. As a registered user you have some advantages like theme manager, comments configuration and post comments with your name.

Related Links
· More about Religion
· News by sound


Most read story about Religion:
Hindu Temple demolished


Article Rating
Average Score: 4.76
Votes: 13


Please take a second and vote for this article:

Excellent
Very Good
Good
Regular
Bad


Options

 Printer Friendly Printer Friendly


Google
 
Disclaimer: The views expressed by the authors and comments on this website are the sole responsibility of the writers themselves. The writer will take full responsibility, liability, and blame for any libel or litigation that results from something written in or as a direct result of something written in a comment. The accuracy, completeness, honesty, exactitude and factuality of the articles and comments are not guaranteed by iMOL.

If you do not wish any of your writing republished here, please send mail to sound20[at]gmail.com. Allow us one month to remove it. Thanks. Copyright 1998 iMOL

Page Generation: 0.20 Seconds