'Stern action against anyone trying to disturb religious peace'
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Thursday said stern action would be taken against anyone attempting to disturb "religious peace" in the state.
Palaniswami was responding to the opposition DMK and Congress members who raised the issue of some Christian prayer homes being attacked in Madurai, in the state Assembly.
Referring to the incidents on March 11, Palaniswami said four cases had been filed in two police stations in connection with the attacks with three persons, including a local functionary of a Hindu outfit, being arrested. He said some persons raised objections to the prayers being held in different localities in Madurai, with miscreants entering into a scuffle with those holding prayers.
They also allegedly abused them and damaged a copy of the Bible, he said. Following complaints, Alanganallur police arrested Dinesh and Sathish Babu while Hindu Munnani activist Aravindan was picked up by Koodal Puthur police, he said.