As the Pran-Prathishta at Ayodhya Ram Mandir, a fresh statement from TN Govt to ban telecast of the event has got strong criticism from Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. In a strongly worded tweet, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman expressed her condemnation of the Tamil Nadu government’s recent ban on the live telecast of Ayodhya Ram Mandir programmes scheduled for January 22, 2024.
The Finance Minister highlighted the significant presence of over 200 temples dedicated to Shri Ram in Tamil Nadu, stating that the ban extends even to HR&CE managed temples, where no puja, bhajan, prasadam, or annadanam in the name of Shri Ram is permitted.
Sitharaman went on to allege that the police are actively obstructing privately held temples from organizing events, and organizers are reportedly being threatened with the removal of pandals. The Finance Minister termed these actions as “anti-Hindu” and characterized them as a form of “hateful action.”
The ban on live telecast and restrictions on religious activities related to Shri Ram in temples have sparked controversy and raised concerns among the Hindu community. Critics argue that such measures infringe on religious freedom and cultural practices.
TN govt has banned watching live telecast of Ayodhya Ram Mandir
The Finance Minister’s tweet adds a prominent voice to the growing opposition against these restrictions, urging reconsideration of the ban and a more inclusive approach to cultural and religious events. As the issue gains attention, it remains to be seen how the Tamil Nadu government responds to the criticisms and whether any changes will be made to the existing regulations.
The “Pran-Prathishta” at Ayodhya is that the grand ceremony for the consecration of the Shri Ram Lalla’s idol at the Ram Mandir is scheduled to take place on January 22, 2024. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to lead the ceremony, which will be attended by thousands of people, including celebrities, saints, and politicians. Elaborate security and arrangements have been made for the event, and the temple will be opened to the general public from January 23 onwards