A bunch of new filmmakers allegedly paid local CPM goons for renting out the Vayilyamkunnu temple near Kadampazhippuram in the Palakkad district of Kerala, for filming. The filmmakers named Aashique, Shinu and Salman were shooting a movie allegedly promoting grooming jihad (aka Love Jihad) wherein a Hindu girl falls in love with a Muslim man.
The scriptwriter of the movie named Salman Farris is also the hero. He was on set all dressed up looking like a 14th-century Arab albeit in dhotis and so were the rest of the male crew. The crew had flags of both the communists and Islamic religious flags (closely matching the IUML political party flag). They were planning to hoist them all over the temple compound. Their plan was to allegedly shoot a scene where the Hindu girl dressed in a traditional temple attire comes out of the temple and her eyes fall upon the Muslim hero and she falls in love.
Such pranks near temple premises disturbed local Hindus who started to gather in numbers and it ultimately led to them punishing the Muslim film crew by damaging their equipment. The shooting was met with resistance from irate Hindu locals following which the shoot had to be abandoned. The police intervened and escorted the crew to another location.
Salman claimed he paid Rs. 3000/- and that he had prior permission from the temple authorities for the ‘shoot’. Both the Devaswom Board and the Temple Committee denied granting any such permissions. That Salman had lied became apparent when he could not produce proof in writing and later on said that it was verbal permission. This is also where the payment part created suspicions.
The temple authorities are now planning to file a petition declaring that the shooting took place without their authorization. It is also alleged that these are tricks of the film world to gain unpaid publicity for their propaganda movie. They utilized the help of local communists who usurped the money and later on scooted by the time locals offered resistance to prevent desecration of the temple. That they thought nothing of shooting a Hindu-Muslim love story inside a temple shows the brazenness of the ‘minority’ community, encouraged in no small part by similar stunts executed for the Netflix movie ‘A Suitable Boy’.
As soon as the local media picked up the event, it became apparent that the locals who resisted were on their own. The media went all out claiming that BJP/ RSS workers were ‘disrupting film shootings’. This was done on purpose without verifying the facts to politicize the issue and provide cover to the the Muslim encroachers. The national media too later on parroted the same. Even after it became apparent that the crew did not have permission, the media stuck to their anti-Hindu, anti-RSS rhetoric.
The police meanwhile arrested five of the very locals for ‘disrupting proceedings’ and charged them with illegal gathering and trespassing onto the sets. How does a devotee entering a nearby temple to stop it from being desecrated by Islamists become a ‘trespasser’ is hard for the majority to understand. Is this an antecedent for more atrocities that await Hindus in Kerala? Are they supposed to bear such injustices, lying down?
Locals now fear that Kerala is going down the Kashmir path where a proactive administration had partnered with Jihad-infected politicians who expect Hindus to suffer in silence even as our temples are being overrun by the marauding Islamic fundamentalists. An alert and educated Hindu community knows now fully well that silence will lead to them having to leave just like the Kashmir Pandits had to, a few decades ago. This is leading to more resistance from the Hindus this time around. What began in Sabarimala will surely follow wherever such miscreants indulge in such demeaning tactics.
Hindu women voiced their anguish asking whether a Hindu crew would have survived if the same shoot was conducted in a mosque. Imagine a Muslim girl walking out after her prayers from a mosque, sees a Hindu boy waiting outside, and falls in love. Also, imagine that the Hindu hero is wearing Bhagwa clothes and there are flags of Saffron all around the mosque.
The only question that might remain is whether fanatical maulvis would have allowed anyone in the crew to leave alive. On a more practical note, that would never happen since the same clerics do not allow entry to Muslim women in their mosques.
The communists who are always ready when it comes to opposing anything Hindu immediately deployed their youth wing, the DYFI cadre into the mix of things. Their leaders were heard threatening that come what may, they will ensure that the filmmakers shoot and finish their work at the very same temple! Other communists in the film industry tried to instigate the whole movie fraternity with vile language but have failed to evoke desired effect, until now.
Another communist organization that dabbles in art and literature called the Purogamana Kala Sahithya Sangham was also roped in to provide more authenticity to the film. Their president, a CPM stooge, asked whether film shootings require the permission of ‘religious extremists’ and blamed the RSS for what he called ‘Taliban model attacks’!
This incident clearly shows that regaining control of our temples from government clutches is paramount for Hindu society. Also, now is the time for us to stand up and demand that Bharat declare Hindu Dharma as its state/preferred religion to give it full Constitutional protection from predatory proselytizing religions.
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