Posing beside sculptures and statues may seem harmless. However, a youth from Tamil Nadu recently caught himself in trouble for doing the same.
The 22-year-old man was arrested for posting controversial pictures on social media where he could be seen allegedly posing indecently beside female sculptures at the famous Brihadeeshwara Temple in Tanjore.
According to sources, one of the residents on his ‘friend list’ was shocked after seeing the pictures on Facebook and complained to the police who arrested him from Madurai. In the pictures, the man can be seen kissing, hugging, and inappropriately touching the female idols.
The Brihadeeshwara Temple is one of the largest temples in South India and is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Great Living Chola Temples”.
The pictures have gone viral on social media and people are condemning the youth for his allegedly shameless act and disrespecting statues of worship.
Trichy Police has arrested Muji Rahman & lodged him in Trichy Central Prison. Looks like he was hiding away from Madurai at his sister’s place in Trichy. Absolutely shameless attack on Gods of other religion. pic.twitter.com/pvE2Yci4sk
— SG Suryah (@SuryahSG) June 9, 2019
He seems sexually frustrated. Send him to JANNAT.
— Bobby Ganguly (@BobbGanguly) June 9, 2019
He should be treated accordingly so that it remains in his mind for ever @SuryahSG .
— A. K. Singh (@Aksingh0419) June 9, 2019
So difficult to decide if he needs to be in prison or an asylum! Doesn't matter, both places keep people locked 😂✌🏽
— Akshay Daniel 🇮🇳 (@Akshay_Daniel) June 9, 2019
— Sarthak Mohanty (@post2sarthak) June 9, 2019
Well done. Should be done to all culprits with crime of similar nature.
— फरhaن Mumbaikar 🇮🇳 فرحان ممبائکر (@FarhanM80) June 9, 2019
It's really unacceptable behaviour 😷
— Mohamed Hatheek (@hatheek4u) June 10, 2019
Sick minds produced by sick teachings. Their minds are at bottom of their body at all times.
— DGNaik (@DGNaik) June 9, 2019
According to a report by Hindustan Times, the man has been booked under IPC section 295 for injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class and 295 A- deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.
The pictures don’t just disrespect religious sentiment but more importantly, are a concern for how the female body is treated. Its when people start fondling even with idols of worship that you know there is a major problem with how the male gaze operates.