It all started on September 2, 2023. The leftist group called Progressive Writers and Artists Association organised a three-day conference in Chennai. The theme was Sanatan Dharma eradication conference. In it, Udhayanidhi Stalin, the son of chief minister of Tamil Nadu spoke. When he spoke, he said Sanatana Dharma should not just be opposed but it should be eradicated, like the way we eradicate mosquitoes, corona, dengue; we should eradicate Sanatan Dharma also.