Stop Barbarism in Sabarimala, Else Face Nationwide Agitation: VHP Warns CPM Government
New Delhi, November 20, 2018: The Chief Minister of Kerala Mr. Vijayan is working like Adil Shah and Aurangzeb, said the Vishva Hindu Parishad here today. The International Joint General Secretary of VHP, Dr Surendra Jain said that by crushing the Hindu Astha (faith) and traditions, the Chief Minister is trying to turn Kerala into a Hindu-free state like Kashmir. On Shabrimala issue, his behaviour has become like a ruthless dictator. He has repeatedly been torturing Hindus under the pretext of the Supreme Court decision. In the name of preserving the rights of women, he is abusing the women themselves very cruelly.
Dr Jain said that because of making the Shabarimala campus a centre of cruelty, the Kerala High Court was compelled to make the comment that the Chief Minister of Kerala wants to turn Kerala into a battlefield. The way even the chanting of God’s name has become a crime in Kerala, it has started disturbing Hindus quite a lot. The Vijayan Government has made the pilgrim resting/standing and lounging places muddy by pouring water on the sites. Nobody is being allowed to stay after the Yatra After such a long climb, the government should have made proper arrangements for the devotees to rest, but in the name of arrangements, infrastructure and logistics, the communist government is only doing disorder and creating chaos there. Buses carrying passengers are being threatened so that passenger vehicles cannot go there. There is neither potable water available nor adequate lavatory arrangements. Due to this, women devotees are facing more problems. The Nayaa Abhishekam anointment that takes place only early in the morning is the auspicious occasion in which every Ayyappa devotee makes it a point to attend and witness. For this, they have to wait and stay overnight.
He said that the kind of oppression done on Ayyappa devotees there on 18 November night is extremely rare in independent Bharat. Hundreds of Ayyappa devotees were arrested and let alone provision of drinking water and food for them, they were even deprived of lavatory facilities and were treated like terrorists and sent to judicial custody for 10 days.The way the police kicked the devotees with boots and lifted and threw away the women, it seemed that the said holy place of Hindu society was not a part of independent Bharat but had become Aurangzeb's empire.
The VHP asked why Section 144 is being imposed? Was there any possibility of any kind of riot there? The entire country wants to know from them as to what kind of threat to law and order was present there? They must clarify this! The Vishva Hindu Parishad while condemning the abuses of the Kerala Government, cautions that its dictatorial behaviour is acceptable neither to the Hindus of Kerala nor to one and all Ayyappa devotees spread across the world. Some people are calling this fight the fight of Astha (faith) against the constitution, while in actuality it is the struggle to preserve the original spirit of the Constitution. The Constitution allows Puja-Paath according to respective Dharmic beliefs, ethos and traditions. The law can interfere only if people of other religions or other devotees are hurt due to it. Here none of the gate-crashing activists is an Ayyappa devotee, but an anarchist who has always been trying to crush the Hindu beliefs certitudes. The whole of the Kerala government, for the purpose of forcibly infiltrating chaotic elements into the temple, is employing all its strength against the basic spirit of the Constitution.
It was said in a section of the pro-Ayyappa media that the prayer of the Devaswom Board in the Supreme Court asking some more time to implement the SC order, was a U-Turn, whereas the reality is not that simplistic as they want to torture the Ayyappa devotees into submission, they want to overtake them and crush their hopes. So far this movement is limited only to Kerala. If the State Government remains this dictatorial and dogmatic, then the Vishva Hindu Parishad would consider making it a national movement.
It is the prayer of the Vishva Hindu Parishad to the Honorable Judges that by getting the date of January 22, the Vijayan government has got another opportunity to indulge in barbarism, which is not appropriate. We urge to hasten the decision by hearing the matter quickly, so that the message would go to the citizens of the country that the judiciary also listens to and is concerned about the rights of the devotees also and entertains not the anarchists.