Tamil Nadu minister PK Sekar Babu was seen sharing a meal with a woman who claimed that she was denied ‘Annadhanam’ and allegedly assaulted at the Kancheepuram Thalasaiyanar temple.
Tamil Nadu minister having food with the tribal woman.
Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR and CE) minister PK Sekar Babu on Saturday shared a meal with a tribal woman who said that she was denied ‘Annadhanam’ (free meal) and allegedly beaten up at a temple in the state.
The tribal woman had complained that she and her family members were insulted during ‘Annadhanam’ at Kancheepuram Thalasaiyanar temple.
The woman said that she went to the temple along with her family members and just before food was to be served, workers came and asked them to leave. She protested and was allegedly beaten. She also said that she might have been insulted for hailing from the Narikurava (Scheduled Tribe) community.
A video of her claims is going viral with social media users criticising temple management for their treatment of the woman and her family.
On Saturday, state minister PK Sekar Babu visited the temple and took stock of the situation. The woman was identified and requested to join him and other senior officials for a meal at the temple.
After having a meal with her and other Narikurava people from the area, Sekar Babu said that officials had been instructed to treat everyone equally and with respect.
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