Condemns atrocities on devotees
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has condemned the atrocities perpetrated by the Left Front Kerala government on the Ayyappa devotees who are protesting against the violation of traditions in the famous Sabarimala temple.
The Central Management Committee and Board of Trustees of VHP that met at the Prayagraj Kumbh, in a resolution, has called upon Hindus all over India to launch a nationwide agitation against the oppression of the Ayyappa devotees. RSS Sarkaryavah Bhaiyaji Joshi too participated in the deliberations.
The resolution on Sabarimala stated, “A perception has developed that the Left Front Government of Kerala, along with jihadists and ultra-left elements, has been committing atrocities on the Ayyappa devotees. The VHP is of the opinion that the judiciary and the government should refrain from interfering in the Hindu traditions and beliefs.”
The VHP and saints applauded the struggle being carried out by various Hindu organisations including the Ayyappa devotees, Hindu women, NSS, KPMS, SNDP, Arya Samaj, etc. “The struggle for Sabarimala today has reached the level of the Ayodhya movement,” the resolution added.
“The Christians set ablaze the temple in 1950. Then they put up a cross on the temple land in 1982. Now Muslim women made a human wall against Sabarimala. All these incidents show the depth of the conspiracy. The government of Kerala has also started a tirade against the Ayyappa devotees in the name of the judiciary. Five devotees have sacrificed their lives in this struggle and more than 15,000 have been arrested by being implicated in more than 5000 false cases. Lakhs of Ayyappa devotees are trying to save the ancient tradition of the temple through demonstrations and creating human walls. But the Government of Kerala insulted their faith by pushing the non-believers into the temple at night,” the resolution added.
The VHP passed another resolution the deals with the conspiracy to break Hindu unity. The VHP said conspiracies are repeatedly hatched by Islamists, church and left outfits to divide the Hindu society. Certain political parties and other organisations have also joined them. “Sometimes they do it in the name of religion as in the case of what happened in Mumbai, while in other places such as Gujarat or Koregaon, Saharanpur and Patthalgarhi it’s under different names. All these incidents show there is a great conspiracy to divide the Hindu society along religious and communal lines,” the resolution introduced by Jagganath Sahi from Bokaro and seconded by Ajit Jena from Guwahati, said.
The resolution called upon the Hindu society not to be misguided by any conspiracy. There is a need to be vigilant against the political parties which are trying to divide the society for their political gains. “Great sages like Maharshi Valmiki ji, Sant Ravidas ji, Guru Nanakdev ji, Ramanujacharya ji, Ramanandacharya ji, Narayana Guru ji, etc. have always made efforts for the unity of the Hindu society. The Hindus join all the Kumbhs and other festivals irrespective of any difference of caste, creed, etc. and they have also in the past foiled all conspiracies to weaken the Hindu society,” the resolution added.