Betraying the pro-Christian bias of the Tamil Nadu Government, the police arrested a man, Ganesh Babu, from Pudukottai for complaining against religious conversion taking in his locality. A resident of Thimmiyampatti near Iluppur in Pudukottai district, Ganesh resisted the attempts of two Christian women who had visited his house distributing pamphlets. The women associated with ‘Gospel of Jesus’ asked him and his family members to embrace Christianity if he had to be saved. This happened on January 21, 2022, according to The Commune.
In a complaint to the Pudukottai Superintendent of Police, he said that the women had ran down Hindu faith and gods. The women insulted the kuladevata of Ganesh whom they called ‘stones’, ghost, etc.
When Ganesh told them that if they did not stop proselytising in his locality, he will approach police. To this the women said “he cannot even pluck even a single hair” as they have been doing this for a long time particularly in the nearby villages of Irundhirapatti, Mettupatti, Kattakutti, Irappoosal, Iluppur, Melappatti, Navampatti, etc. and none belonging to those villages could do anything to them. They had also allegedly threatened to kill him.
According to report in The Commune, at around 1 am on January 28, the Deputy Superintendent, Sub-Inspector and Inspector along with four constables had come and took Ganesh in a jeep. The police officials allegedly asked him to take back the complaint else he would be slapped with false cases under various acts including the Prevention of Atrocities against SC/ST Act.
But Ganesh did not budge at the threat of police officials. Although he was allowed to go, on January 29 late night he arrested. Ganesh had written a complaint to the Pudukottai District Superintendent of Police seeking action against the two women and the Deputy Superintendent Arulmozhi Arasu and Inspector Ushanandhini for abuse of power.