New Delhi: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday launched a sharp attack on US President Barack Obama for his remarks on ‘religious intolerance’ experienced by religious faiths of all types in India in the past few years would have even shocked Mahatma Gandhi if he was alive.
VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jain said that Obama should instead take care of his country which was witnessing “atrocities” against blacks. “He (Obama) is himself black. Despite that, he has not been able to stop the atrocities being committed on blacks,” he said.
Alleging the influence of Christian missionaries on Obama, Jain said, “Obama seems to like his natural allies more than his friend. He made such statements in India and abroad after meeting certain people here on his visit. It is well known that Church plants people in politics. Obama has not been a good guest.”
According to thhe VHP leader, US is only only worried about Christians and never talked about atrocities on Hindus in Bangladesh. He asked Obama to look into his own backyard where Christian missionaries are involved in religious conversion. He alleged antics in US is the reason for communal disharmony in India.
Calling Obama a “stooge of church”, VHP asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government to disclose the names of such people on whom there is suspicion that they have been “planted by the Church” in politics.
“Even temples get vandalized, but do we say Christians have done it? Christians are protesting for political mileage and finance,” said Jain.
VHP also agreed with Hindu Mahasabha, which is preparing to forcibly marry off couples seen together on Valentine’s Day. According to VHP, cases such as the Nirbhaya gang rape happen because couples openly express love on Valentine’s Day. Jain said, “There should be no violence (on February 14), but those who love each other must get married. In the name of love, do not indulge in naked display of lust. It is because of these celebrations that incidents like (Delhi gang rape) happen.”
On its right to be the moral police, Jain said, “What right did Mahatma Gandhi have to steer the freedom struggle? When police do not take action, society will have to.”