Periyar Statue

State approves Rs 46 lakh proposal to renovate Sandhaipettai market in Dharmapuri

Sandhaipettai is one of the busiest markets in the district, with an average of more than 600 farmers visiting daily for sales of vegetables.

published on : 1st May 2022

Lorry rams into, damages Periyar statue in Tamil Nadu's Villupuram

After the incident, DMK cadre staged protest by blocking roads, and the police arrested the lorry driver V Machindra Sable from Maharashtra.

published on : 21st January 2022

Tamil Nadu Police invoke Goondas Act against two Hindu Munnani workers who defaced Periyar statue

The incident took place on January 9 and there were widespread protests across Tamil Nadu with the DK and TPDK leading the charge.

published on : 19th January 2022

Two Hindu outfit workers held for defacing Periyar statue in TN

The duo was produced before a court and remanded to 15 days judicial custody.

published on : 11th January 2022

Periyar statue vandalised in Kovai

Police said an unidentified man was seen desecrating the statue, and efforts are on to trace him.

published on : 10th January 2022

Statue of Periyar desecrated by unidentified people in Coimbatore

The miscreants also put a 'tilak' on the forehead of the statue, police said.

published on : 9th January 2022

Periyar statue desecrated in Chennai, Tiruppur; Tamil Nadu political parties frown

The miscreant, who came on a two-wheeler, hurled his chappal at the statue and shouted slogan near Simpson junction at Chennai's Anna Salai.

published on : 17th September 2018

Attacks on statues | After Lenin in Tripura, Periyar in Tamil Nadu, Ambedkar in Meerut, Mahatma Gandhi statue damaged in Kerala's Kannur

These incidents come after two statues of Russian communist revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov or Lenin, were knocked down in Tripura’s Belonia town on Tuesday morning.

published on : 7th March 2018

Following vandalism of Periyar, Lenin statues, Tamil Nadu BJP leader H Raja forced to tender apology for FB post; PM Narendra Modi expresses displeasure

Meanwhile, two BJP functionaries who were arrested for damaging Periyar's statue in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu has been expelled from the party.

published on : 7th March 2018