Aimed at garnering support for Ram temple in Ayodhya, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s ‘Ram Rajya Rath Yatra’ reached Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu amid protests from a section of political parties.
Leaders of various parties including Thirumavalavan of VCK and Jawahirullah of MMK were arrested as they proceeded to Kottaivasal along Kerala-Tamil Nadu border to block the yatra.
This was also confirmed by the police.
Though the police assured that prohibitory orders have been promulgated in the district to prevent any untoward incident.
The police personnel also said that sufficient deployment have been made towards security of the Yatra along the route.
The yatra will move onward from Rameswaram on March 22 and reach Thiruvananthapuram the following day covering various districts including Tuticorin, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari.>