Juna Akhara head Mahamandaleshwar Swami Yatindranand Giri has commented on the issue of Kalicharan Maharaj who has been arrested by the Chhatisgarh police and has raised the question of those abusing Hindu deities roaming free. The Juna Akhara head pointed out that while the state has been quick to act against Kalicharan Maharaj for his statements on Gandhi, it never acts against those who insult Bhagwan Ram or address Maa Sita as adultress.
Swami Yatindranand Giri stated that while the saint community doesn’t support the comments made by Kalicharan Maharaj and added that he respects Gandhi. At the same time, he highlighted that no action is taken despite the fact that Bhagwan Ram and Maa Sita are abused, TV shows and films ridicule Hindu deities and artists paint Hindu deities in the nude. He also questioned why the state doesn’t act against those disrespecting Hindu Dharma.
Furthermore, the Juna Akhara head stated that non-violence was kept at the core of Bharat’s freedom struggle which needs to be appreciated. He was also of the opinion that before Gandhi returned from Africa, there were other revolutionaries who fought against the British. These revolutionaries shouldn’t be forgotten he opined. Bharat’s independence cannot be credited to one individual alone and the contribution of leaders such as Subhash Chandra Bose, Veer Savarkar, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Chandrashekar Azad, and several others must be kept in mind.
Seconding the opinion of Dwarka Peeth’s Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati, the Juna Akhara head stated that respecting national leaders is one thing but no one except the Supreme God (Paramatma) is above the nation. Gandhi can be considered the country’s son and not as the father of the nation.
Swami Giri raises a very important issue of how the state conveniently looks the other way where insults of Hindu deities are concerned. Even the judiciary has exhibited double standards by being lenient with Islamists who abuse Hindu deities. The apex court conveniently granted bail to Munawar Faruqui while conveniently ignoring the hurt his abuse of Hindu deities had caused to the majority community of this country.
Politicians of all hues have shown scant regard for Hindu Dharma because they don’t consider Hindus as vote banks. Recently, Congress and Pawar as also the MVA (Maha Vikas Aghadi) government displayed its Hindu-hatred once again by inviting Hindu-hating ‘comic’ Munawar Faruqui to perform in Mumbai. The All India Professionals Congress (AIPC) sought police protection for the ‘stand-up comic’ and the audience from ‘a certain group of people’.
During the fourth phase of his ‘Vijay Yatra’ on Purvanchal Expressway in Ghazipur, Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav had insulted Hindu saints by reportedly referring to them as ‘chillumjeevi’ and ‘ek rang wale’.
It is the encouragement provided by secular politicians who defend insult to Hindu Dharma in the name of freedom of speech that encourages so-called stand-up comedians to make derogatory references to Hindu Devis and Devatas and filmmakers to present them in an indecent manner.
During his speech at Dharma Sansad, Kalicharan Maharaj said, “India was cut into two parts in front of our eyes. Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan were already separated. Bangladesh and Pakistan got separated in front of our eyes by them. They used politics to separate these parts from India. That Har*mi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi destroyed India. I bow down to Nathuram Godse Ji, who assassinated the Har*mi.”
We may disagree with the language used by Kalicharan Maharaj but he was certainly right when he held Gandhi responsible for destroying Bharat. The important point to note, however, is that the urgency shown by the ‘secular’ governments of Maharashtra and Chhatisgarh in booking Kalicharan Maharaj has never been shown by them when it comes to Hindu concerns.
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