The Chennai police is now investigating the alleged links of CAA anti-Kolam (Rangoli) protesters with Pakistan. City police commissioner AK Vishwanathan said, “We are investigating the link between a lady and her Pakistani connection, but cannot tell anything right now.”
On Saturday, 6-7 women were detained in Basant Nagar area on charges of making anti-CAA KOLAM, however they were released later. Chennai’s Commissioner of Police AK Vishwanathan on Wednesday said that one of the protesters who was detained by police during the Kolam protest might have ties with certain Pakistani organisation.
Pakistan behind Kolam protests!— Ethirajan Srinivasan (@Ethirajans) January 2, 2020
Chennai Kolam protestor Gayathri is posing with Pakistan foreign affairs officials.
Her links with Pakistan should thoroughly investigated. @NIA_India @HMOIndia pic.twitter.com/jmHeRB7gzM
The incident in Chennai took a new look on Wednesday when Police Commissioner Dr. AK Vishwanathan made a statement about a detained protester that he may have links with some Pakistani organizations. The police commissioner also said that the protesters were not detained for making KOLAMs, but rather they forced a person to join protest who did not want to join their kolam campaign.
Police commissioner AK Vishwanathan said, ‘The Facebook profile of Gayatri Khandhadai (a female protester), one of the protesters, shows that she is a researcher in the Pakistani organization ‘Bytes for All’. This organization belongs to Pakistan Citizen Journalist. They are also in contact with some organisations here.
A tweet of ‘Bytes for All, PK’ said that Ms Gayatri Khandhadai had taken part in an Asia Forum For Human Rights and Development meeting.
Currently, Chennai Police is investigating Pakistani connection of Gayatri Khandhadai. On the other hand, DMK has supported the Kolam campaign. MK Stalin and Kanimozhi met protesters who were detained by the police.
மாவுக்கோலத்தால் கூட மத்திய அரசு காயம்படக் கூடாது எனக் காக்கும் கொத்தடிமை அதிமுக அரசால் வழக்குப் பதிவு செய்யப்பட்ட இளைய சமுதாயத்தினர் என்னை சந்தித்தனர்.— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) December 30, 2019
ஒரு கோலத்தை அழிக்க இந்த அலங்கோல ஆட்சி முயன்றது. இதோ தமிழ்நாடே போர்க்கோலம் வரைகிறது!
எடப்பாடி அரசுக்கு நன்றி! #DMKkolamProtest pic.twitter.com/qEx1Zx1Qvm
In Tamil Nadu, Kolam is depicted outside the homes of Hindus as a symbol of prosperity. Kolam is made from rice & flour, so that ants can eat it.