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Cyber Social Swarming Precedes Real World Riots in Leicester

A Tweets thread by Network Contagion Research Institute

NCRI’s new report “Cyber Social Swarming Precedes Real World Riots in Leicester: How Social Media Became a Weapon for Violence”

Finding:

Our report found that social media platforms were central to agitation and fomenting real world violence against vulnerable populations in the U.K. In this thread, we use machine learning, natural language processing, network analysis, OSINT and classification to investigate.

NCRI developed a timeline describing notable events and malicious narratives. Malicious online narratives, many since deleted, played an essential role in instigating attacks in Leicester.

Malicious Narratives around “Hindutva Dominance” Underscored Cyber Swarming activity – recruit followers from the virtual world to mobilize into real world protests and violence in Leicester.

These narratives exploded and Topic Networks show that these dominance themes became top associations with the term “Hindu” overall on Twitter.

Inauthentic bot-like activity disseminated both Hinduphobic and Islamophobic messaging. Using NCRI’s tools, we found evidence of bot like accounts that disseminated both anti-Hindu and anti-Muslim messaging throughout the violence, projecting the other community as responsible.

Network of concentrated reactivity and blame towards Muslims took shape in India in response to these events.

Using ConfliBERT and HateBERT, we found numerous calls for violence, with roughly 70% of these calls targeting Hindus and 30% targeting Muslims

This incident illustrates the need to develop an early warning system to communicate information threats impacting vulnerable communities.

Moving forward, information threats can be shared with local community leaders and LE officials so they can act collaboratively to address false narratives that can lead to real-world violence.

Rishi Sunak and Earlier Hindu Heads of State

By: Ravi ji Iyer

Every Hindu felt proud when Rishi Sunak was appointed by King Charles III on 25 October 2022, making him the first Hindu prime minister of officially Christian Great Britain. England was in desperate need of a competent leader and Sunak, a practicing Hindu, came as a saviour. He was the third premier in the space of just seven weeks after Johnson’s partygate exit and Liz Truss’ mini-budget fiasco. He is a proud Hindu who has taken oath of Parliament on the Hindu holy book, the Bhagwad Gita. In 2022 Sunak and his wife celebrated the Hindu festival of Krishna Janmashtami and worshipped a cow at Bhaktivedanta Manor temple.

At the age of 42 years, he became the youngest British prime minister in 210 years history. Earlier he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer (Finance Minister) from 2020 to 2022.

His grandparents migrated from Gujranwala in modern day Pakistan to East Africa. Sunak spoke out against the racism he faced in his life and how his family struggled while immigrating to Britain from East Africa in the 1960s.

OVERSEAS HINDU HEADS OF STATE BEFORE RISHI SUNAK

Rishi Sunak is the latest in a list of one Hindu woman and Twenty one Hindu men who have been Prime Ministers and Presidents of nine different countries around the world. These countries include 3 from Asia (Fiji, New Zealand and Singapore), 3 from West Indies (Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago), 2 from Europe (Ireland and UK) and 1 from Africa (Mauritius). Seven of them are incumbent Heads of State

AWAKENING HINDU PRIDE

These Heads of State are Proud Hindus

We hope to see them as heads of state one day.

Tulsi Gabbard (31), the first Hindu ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives took her oath of office in 2013 on the Bhagavad Gita, the Hindu scripture.

Alok Sharma England’s Member of Parliament took his oath in the House of Commons on the Bhagavad Gita in 2019.

Dr Gaurav Sharma, New Zealand’s Member of Parliament took oath in 2020 in Sanskrit – thereby becoming the first lawmaker in the country to do so.

Basdeo Panday (born 1933) was Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago for 6 years from November 1995 till December 2001. He charmed a massive 50,000 person crowd at January’s ‘Puja 2000,’ when he burst into Hanuman Chalisa, a popular Hindu song to Lord Hanuman. “Never before has a Prime Minister even attempted to pray with the Hindu community in such a real and emotional manner. By the second verse the crowd joined in. As the Prime Minister shouted at the end ‘Prem se bolo, Hanuman Ki Jai’ [‘Sing with love, Hail to Hanuman’] the crowd of thousands joined with him in a single voice that would have been heard for miles away…” In 2005, he was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman.

Kamla Persad-Bissessar (born 1952) was Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago for 5 years from May 2010 to September 2015. She was the first female Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and also of entire Caribbean region (West Indies). She was also country’s first female Attorney General, and Leader of the Opposition, the first woman to chair the Commonwealth of Nations and the first Hindu woman and the first woman of Indian origin to be a prime minister of a country outside of India. In 2012 she surprised everyone when she bent down and touched the feet of President Pratibha Patil after being presented with the ‘Pravasi Bhartiya Samman’ award.

Chandrikapersad Santokhi (born 1959) is the present President of Suriname since July 2020. He took his oath holding Vedas and reciting Hindu Sanskrit shloks and mantras. Santokhi’s inauguration was blessed by several Hindu and Christian religious leaders.

PRAVASI BHARATIYA SAMMAN

Pravasi Bharatiya Samman (Overseas Indian Award), is granted by the Government of India to members of the Indian diaspora to honor their contributions to the countries of which they are members. The award was initiated in 2003 by the Vajpayee government.

Ten heads of state have been awarded Pravasi Bharat Samman: Rt. Hon’ble Sir Anerood Jugnauth, Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, Pravind Jugnauth and. Rajkeswur Purryag (Mauritius) Basdeo Panday and Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Trinidad and Tobago), Bharrat Jagdeo and Rabindernauth Ramaotar (Guyana), Mahendra Pal Chaudhry (Fiji) and S. R. Nathan (Singapore).
HINDU HEADS OF STATE

22 Hindu Heads of State in 9 countries are:

  1. Sir Shivsagar Ram Gulam (1900–1985) was Prime Minister of Mauritius for 14 years from March 1968 to June 1982. He is widely recognized as Mauritius’ founding father. According to Various streets and public places in Mauritius bear his name. He also figures on every Mauritian Rupee coin and on the highest note tender of Rs 2,000. Monuments to him also stand in the Sir Shivsagar Ram Gulam Botanical Garden in Port Louis, and even in the village of SSR’s ancestor, near Patna, Bihar in India.
  2. Devan Nair (1923–2005) was President of Singapore for 3 years from October 1981 to March 1985. Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability was opened in 2014 by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to recognise his contributions to the labour movement.
  1. Lachmipersad Ramdat Misier (1926–2004) was President of Suriname for 5 years from February 1982 January 1988. “He has played a vital role in Suriname’s new democratic gestation. He brought unprecedented developments for the country”, said former president of Suriname Jules Wijdenbosch.
  2. Anerood Jugnauth (1930–2021) was Prime Minister of Mauritius for 18 years and President for 8 years between 1982 and 2017. He was made Queen’s Counsel in 1980, made a member of the Privy Council in 1983 and was knighted in 1988.
  3. Pretaap Radhakishun (1934–2001) was Prime Minister of Suriname for 264 days during 1986 – 1987 period.
  4. Ramsewak Shankar (born 1937) was President of Suriname for 2 years 333 days between 1988 and 1990. His government was overthrown in a bloodless military coup.
  5. Veerasamy Ringadoo (1920–2000) was President of Mauritius for 110 days in 1992. Earlier he was the last governor-general of Mauritius from 1986 to 1992,
  6. Cheddi Jagan (1918–1997) was President of Guyana for 4 years between 1992 and 1997. Cheddi Jagan is widely regarded in Guyana as the Father of the Nation In 1953. President Sam Hinds described Jagan as the “greatest son and patriot that has ever walked this land”. The Cheddi Jagan Research Centre in Georgetown celebrates his life and work. The Cheddi Jagan International Airport, the primary international airport of the country, has been renamed after Jagan.
  7. Basdeo Panday (born 1933) was Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago for 6 years from November 1995 till December 2001.
  8. Navinchandra Ramgoolam (born 1947) was Prime Minister of Mauritius for 14 years between 1995 and 2014.
  9. Mahendra Chaudhry (born 1942) was Prime Minister of Fiji for 1 years 8 days from May 1999 to May 2000.
  10. Bharrat Jagdeo (born 1964) was President of Guyana for 12 years from August 1999 to December 2011. At the age of 35, he was one of the youngest heads of state in the world. During his tenure as president, major economic and social reforms were initiated in Guyana. When he relinquished office, Guyana had experienced five consecutive years of strong economic growth, often out-pacing other South American countries.
  11. S. R. Nathan (1924–2016) was President of Singapore for 11 years 364 days from September 1999 to August 2011. In 2018, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), was renamed the S R Nathan School of Human Development (NSHD) to recognise his advocacy of social and community causes. In 2012, the Government of India conferred the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman (Overseas Indian Award) to Nathan in recognition of his contribution in building closer links between Singapore and India.
  12. Sir Anand Satyanand (born 1944) was the Governor-General of New Zealand for 5 years from 2006 to 2011. This post is equivalent to that of a President. Since returning to private life, Satyanand was Chair of the Commonwealth Foundation for two 2-year terms. He then led the Commonwealth team in observing the National Elections of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea. Satyanand received the Rotary International Award of Honour in 2011.
  13. Kamla Persad-Bissessar (born 1952) was Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago for 5 years from May 2010 to September 2015.
  14. Rabindranauth Ramotar (born 1950) was President of Guyana for 3 years from December 2011 to May 2015.
  15. Kailash Purryag (born 1947) was President of Mauritius for 2 years 312 days from July 2012 to May 2015.
  16. Pravind Jugnauth (born 1961) is the present Prime Minister of Mauritius for more than 5 years since January 2017.
  17. Leo Varadkar (born 1979) was Taoiseach or Head of government of Ireland for 3 years from June 2017 to June 2020. Leo Varadkar (son of Dr Ashok Varadkar) has visited India on a number of occasions. He completed his medical internship at KEM Hospital in his father’s childhood city of Mumbai. One of Varadkar’s first acts as Taoiseach or Head of government of Ireland, was to announce a referendum on abortion for 2018.
  18. Prithvirajsing Roopun (born 1959) is the current President of Mauritius since December 2019. 21. Chandrikapersad Santokhi (born 1959) is the present President of Suriname since July 2020.
  19. Rishi Sunak (born 1980) is the present Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 25 October 2022.

Reaction to Rishi Sunak by Indian Muslim Leaders

Indian Muslim leaders have maintained dead silence over inhuman atrocities on fellow Muslims in China. But they were quick to demand that a Burqa and hijab-clad Muslim woman should become Prime Minister of India while making it clear that no Hindu man or woman can ever become Chief Minister of Kashmir as it is a Muslim majority state. London has a Muslim mayor of Pakistan descent. Will the Muslims demand a Hindu or Christian Mayor in Pakistan.

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pravasi_Bharatiya_Samman
https://www.hinduamerican.org/blog/all-about-the-hanuman-chalisa
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri/nris-in-news/trinidad-and-tobago-prime-minister-kamla-persad bissessar-touches-pratibha-patils-feet/articleshow/11427926.cms?from=mdr
https://swarajyamag.com/insta/it-pays-homage-to-all-indian-languages-new-zealand-mp-dr-gaurav sharma-takes-oath-in-sanskrit
https://theintercept.com/2016/05/07/londons-new-mayor-sadiq-khan-hailed-uk-pakistan/ https://www.thehindu.com/news/tulsi-gabbard-takes-oath-on-gita/article4273791.ece

Part 2: Ideological background of Gujarat AAP president Gopal Italia

Tweet Thread by: Vijay Gajera

Previously I have written a thread on AAP Gujarat President Gopal Italia and his connection with foreign-funded anti-Hindu NGO ANHAD and its founder Shabnam Hashmi.

Today I will show you more evidence on it. Let’s Start

Meet Dev Desai, He is a trustee of NGO ANHAD. He is working with the Foreign-funded and anti-Hindu NGO ANHAD since many years.

He is a very good friend of AAP Gujarat President Gopal Italia. You can see him with Gopal Italia at Multiple events! As I have written he is not just a friend with him but he was also working for that NGO.

Now Let me show you how much deep root his friend Dev Desai has with the anti-Hindu leftist ecosystem! Here you can see him with people like Umar Khalid, Shaila Raseed, Sanjeev Bhatt, and Medha Patkar!

It seems that he has a special friendship with Jignesh Mevani

He has a similar special friendship with Salman Nizvi too!

You can add one more person Kanhaiya Kumar to his friendship.

You can see that these people have direct contact with Big Congress politicians too!

Is this the reason congress is not active in Gujarat politics? Is this the reason Congress didn’t start its campaign yet? What is the deal with Congress and AAP?

is also interesting that AAP leader Isudan Gadhvi introduced him as a social activist in his debate show while he was working as a journalist!

Similarly other Gujarati media has also given him space as a social activist! You can see him in the show of Devanshi Joshi and a few others!

Surprisingly Gujarati Print media has introduced him as a Farmer leader!

People blame AIMIM as the B team of BJP but let me introduce one more person from this cartel! This is AIMIM spoke person Uves Malik. He is also a best friend of Gopal Italia and Dev Desai!

So These NGOs get a donation for relief work or protest against the government? You will find them in every protest! Be it an Anti-CAA protest, Farmer protest or Protest against any development projects. For example, Sardar Sarovar Dam.

Even you will find them in propaganda against our army. These people will target our army in the name of support to Kashmir.

Here is Dev Desai with Altnews owner Nirhari Sinha. This is the reason why Zubair was targeting

@NCWIndia President in the favor of Gopal Italia!

Her son and co-founder of a propaganda website Altnews Pratik Sinha has tried to instigate Dalits by organizing a rally and media and social media campaign after the Una incident with the same people and cartel

18. Sources are saying that as I am continuously exposing AAP and this ecosystem, they are planning to eliminate or harm me anyhow. But let me tell you them, I come from a community of Sardar Patel and I will continue to expose anti-India and anti-Hindu cartels!

‘Absolutely ridiculous’ to say Chola King Rajaraja I was not a Hindu: Karan Singh

Noted actor Kamal Haasan recently remarked that the Hinduism did not exist during the Chola empire and so Chola king Rajaraja Chola was not a Hindu.

Reacting to this absurd comment, former MP and Congress veteran Karan Singh said it was “absolutely ridiculous” to say that the King Rajaraja I of the Chola dynasty was not a Hindu.

In a release, Karan Singh reasoned that Shiva was a ‘primordial Hindu deity,  focus of intense devotion for millions over the millennia from Srinagar down to Rameshwaram.’ Singh said that the emperor built one of the greatest Shiva temples which he referred to as ‘marvels of architecture’,  and especially pointed out the great BrihadeeswaraTemple in Thanjavur, where he claimed to have worshipped many times. 

To say that he was a Shaivite, not a Hindu, is like saying someone is a Catholic but not a Christian. These semantic gymnastics in a way denigrate and confuse our great religion and are not acceptable,” Singh said in the release.

Read the full statement:

Vetrimaaran: A Certified Dravidian Stockist Regurgitating Dravidian Stockist BS

There is no shortage for virtue-signallers in Kollywood who function as propagandists for the DMK.

There is actor Suriya Sivakumar who became vocal in the lead up to the 2021 Assembly Elections, parrotting the DMK’s rhetoric on NEET, National Education Policy and other issues.

His wife Jyothika took to virtue-signalling when she said her heart weeps on seeing money being spent on maintaining temples instead of hospitals.

Then came alleged ‘comedian’ Soori who while showering praises for Suriya, said that educating one child is far nobler than building temples or giving money for Annadanam (food served for free at temples).

Needless to mention is Kamal Haasan who has been in this pseudo-rationalism virtue-signalling trade for a long time.

Then there are blatantly anti-Hindu demagogues like Pa. Ranjith, Ameer Sultan and Karu Pazhaniappan, spewing venom about Hinduism whenever there is a mike in front of them.

The latest to get added to this list is the acclaimed film director Vetrimaaran. He is known for blockbuster films like Visaranai, Aadukalam, Vada Chennai, Asuran, to name a few.

While the man may be good at his craft, he is your typical Dravidian Stockist who seeks to separate Hindu identity from Tamil culture. This separation of Hindu identity from Tamil culture to form a distinct ‘Dravidian’ identity has always been the aim of external evangelical forces.

Vetrimaaran: An Agmark Dravidian Stockist

Not many may know but Vetrimaaran hails from a family that owes its allegiance to the DMK. His maternal uncle Ela. Pugazhendi was a 3 time DMK MLA from Cuddalore. It was Pugazhendi who named him Vetrimaaran.

Pugazhendhi’s father Ere. Elamvazhuthi was also a DMK MLA from Cuddalore and had worked closely with rabid anti-Hindu demagogue E.V. Ramasamy Naicker (known as Periyar by his followers) and also with CN Annadurai and Karunanidhi.

So, the anti-Hindu DNA runs in the family.

Vetrimaaran: A Regurgitator Of Dravidian Stockist BS

It isn’t just his family’s inclination to the DMK that makes Vetrimaaran a Dravidian Stockist. Vetrimaaran has acted as a propaganda vehicle for the DMK both on and off screen.

Like this one time, he fanned the linguistic chauvinism lit by DMK MP Kanimozhi who in 2020 claimed that she was questioned and ridiculed by CRPF personnel at Chennai airport for not knowing Hindi.

Just days after Kanimozhi’s claims, Vetrimaaran alleged in an interview that he was insulted by the immigration officials at Delhi Airport back in 2011 when he was returning from Canada.

Apparently, the immigration official also told him “You people are like this…You Tamils, Kashmiris are only breaking this country.”.

That he chose to casually pass of this as a matter of fact trying to draw an equivalence between Tamils and Kashmiris says a lot about his intentions.

He would have done a similar thing in his film Visaaranai where he casually superimposes Tamil identity with LTTE in a scene.

A Tamil Muslim man named Afzal is interrogoated by an Andhra Pradesh police officer who asks “Are you LTTE?”

The beauty in these two instances is that the extrapolations and superimpositions about Tamilians comes from the antagonists of his stories – the immigration official from his alleged real life incident and the police official in the reel life Visaranai.

When the ‘Hindi Theriyathu Poda’ t-shirt campaign was kicked off and given patronage by Kanimozhi and Udhayanidhi Stalin, he was also one of the film personalities to join the brigade.

Even in his films he has peddled the Dravidian Stockist propaganda.

In the critically acclaimed blockbuster Asuran, there is a scene where Sivasaami (played by Dhanush) is made to fall at the feet of villagers by members of the dominant caste. Sivasaami is shown trying to reach the feet of a man clad in black-shirt who asks him not to, indicating that the blackshirt man is a member of the Dravida Kazhagam (DK) started by E.V. Ramasamy Naicker.

The village where dominant caste members live is named (Vadakkoor – northern village) and the place where Dalits live is named (Thekkoor – southern village).

This is the typical dichotomy drawn by Dravidian Stockists to peddle their separatist victimhood propaganda.

North : Oppressors :: South : Oppressed

Vadakku Vaazhgiradhu, Therku Theigiradhu (North is flourishing, South is perishing)”, as stated by DMK founder Annadurai.

In the same film, there is a scene where Sivasami’s family along with many others, are burned alive in their huts similar to the horrific Keezhvenmani massacre. But there is no subtle reference to the original perpetrators of the crime, the apathy of the then DMK government or to E.V. Ramasamy Naicker who refused to condemn the incident and instead justified the crime saying, “Labourers should simply accept the wages offered to them by the land-owners instead of demanding more than what they deserve”.

Vada Chennai which was released in 2018, had heavy anti-development propaganda when the DMK was upping the ante against Chennai-Salem Expressway, Sagarmala, Indian Neutrino Observatory and other projects.

Vetrimaaran: A Coward Of The First Order?

Vetrimaaran in his recent controversial speech stated that art is inherently political and that it was very important to politicize cinema.

Yes, cinema is political and it is through cinema that the Dravidian political parties reaped benefits.

It is important that cinema apart from providing entertainment also educates and enlighten people about things that they should know about.

In that light, will Vetrimaaran have the courage to take a film on the rotten state of affairs in Tamil Nadu where corruption is the order of the day?

Will Vetrimaaran have the guts and the gumption to take a film on the Maanjolai Massacre that happened under Karunanidhi’s watch in which 17 innocent Dalit tea estate workers including two women and a two-year-old child were killed for demanding a wage increase of ₹30?

Will Vetrimaaran have the guts and the gumption to take a film on the horrific murder of Leelavathi, a Communist Party councillor in Madurai who was hacked to death in broad daylight by DMK goons?

Will Vetrimaaran have the guts and the gumption to talk about the casteist venom spewed by DMK leaders?

If he doesn’t even make an attempt to do any of the above, then there is no bigger coward of the first order like him.

Vetrimaaran: A Hypocrite Of The First Order?

Vetrimaaran also said that art is for people and that it should reflect the society which we live in. He talked about ‘erasure of identities’.

“We should handle art responsibly. If we don’t, our identities will be taken from us. Constantly our identities are being snatched away.”, he said.

Vetrimaaran should have thought twice before making this statement.

In his film Vada Chennai, he had portrayed people of (Meenavar) fishermen community of north Chennai as if they were involved only in piracy, drugs, goondaism and crime. He had shown the women folk as lacking decency and using cuss words.

The Meenavar community which includes communities like Pattanavar, Paravars and Sembadavars have a glorious history in seafaring. The Pattanavars are maritime community densely populated in Chennai, Kanchipuram, Cuddalore, Vizhupuram and Nagapattinam districts of Tamil Nadu. They have traditionally been involved in fishing, shipment, navy, and trade. They had served as naval force under various Tamil kings. According to historian Hermann Kulke, the Pattanavars were instrumental in in the organization and exploits of Chozha Navy.

Yet, Vetrimaaran chose to snatch away this glorious history and identity of Meenavars and showed them as uncouth people.

Vetrimaaran: A Cog In The Breaking India Machinery

Speaking at the 26th edition of International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) held at Thiruvananthapuram in March 2022, Vetrimaaran said “Today’s world is divided. Most of us feel that you have to choose – you are either left or right. There is no middle. If you say that you are middle then you are right. So, it is either left of right. So, there is a time where you have to choose.”

The left has always built careers by exploiting linguistic, religious, and caste faultlines. This statement of Vetrimaaran shows where he belongs and what his agenda is. Through his movies and statements he makes it clear that his agenda is to peddle political propaganda favourable to the DMK and the left.

Vetrimaaran: A Filtered Bigoted Illiterate?

In his recent controversial speech Vetrimaaran said that his friend had done a meticulous study on how literature and cinema were in ‘their’ hands (Brahmins), and how the Dravidian movement took over cinema from them.

Well here are some facts:

  • KB Sundarambal who lives in the hearts of millions of Tamils as Avvaiyaar was a Gounder.
  • MK Thiyagaraja Bhagavathar, the first superstar of Tamil cinema belonged to the Aasaari/Aachari (goldsmiths) community
  • The iconic Sivaji Ganesan who ruled the Tamil film industry for decades and helped us visualize Lord Siva, Karnan, Veerapandiya Kattabomman and VO Chidambaram Pillai was a Thevar.
  • Then lady superstar Saroja Devi belonged to a Vokkaliga family.
  • Accclaimed director Bhimsingh who gave hits like Pasamalar, Kalathur Kannamma, Paalum Pazhamum was a Bondil Rajput (a migrated community who settled in then Madras Presidency from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh).
  • Superstar Rajinikanth (originally Sivaji Rao Gaewad) who still rules the Tamil film industry as an actor belongs to a Marathi Kunbi family.

And the list is endless which busts the Brahmin – non-Brahmin narrative peddled by Vetrimaaran who has shown himself to be the typical Dravidian Stockist bigot.

Vetrimaaran also took to expose his cultural illiteracy with his comments on Rajaraja Chozhan “being appropriated as a Hindu”.

The Chozha rulers – Rajaraja Chozha, Rajendra Chozha I, Rajadhiraja I, Rajendra Chozha II, Virarajendra Choza – aestablished Vedic schools all across the then Tamil land. According to the Karandai copper plates, Rajendra Chola I himself studied the Vedas apart from learning horseriding and military skills.

To those who say Cholas are Saivites and not “Hindus”, well the Chozhas not just built and patronaged Sivan temples but also Perumal (Lord Vishnu) temples.

Nanda Chozha built the Azhagiya Manavalan Perumal temple at Uraiyur near Trichy. Chozha kings namely Dharmavarcholan and Killivalavan developed the Srirangam Renganathaswamy Temple.

Alas, the Chozhas didn’t built any mosque or church. So, Chozhas like Thiruvalluvar will be known as Hindu kings who strengthened Hindu spirituality and Tamil culture.

To the argument that there was no Hinduism back then and there existed various sects like Saivism, Vaishnavism, Shaktham, Ganapathyam and Kaumaram, well even Tamil Nadu didn’t exist back then. The region was split as Chera Nadu, Chozha Nadu and Pandiya Nadu. The name Tamil Nadu was not there earlier. Does that mean Tamil people and culture did not exist?

Today, a Hindu who goes to a temple prays to Vinayagar, Murugan, Siva, Sakthi, Vishnu, and every 33 crore Gods present in the Hindu pantheon. He/she prays at Ekambaranathar temple and also prays at Ulagalanda Perumal temple in Kanchipuram. They go to Uchipillayar Koil in Trichy and also go to Srirangam Ranganathar temple. He visits Tirupati and also prays at Kalahasthi. He goes to Palani praying to Lord Murugan and also carries his irumudi for Ayyappa at Sabarimala.

As a fellow director from Tamil film industry says, the pseudo-rationalists are more dangerous and vicious who are hell bent on breaking the unity of this country.

So, Mr. Vetrimaaran, please spare us you regurgitated Dravidian Stockists BS.

Courtesy: The Commune