Mangaluru, December 29: Led by Sri Vishweshatirtha Swamiji of Pejawar Math, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Bajrang Dal, and Various pro-Hindu outfits will organize a protest rally against the state government for its alleged ‘anti-Hindu’ policies on Thursday, January 1st.
This rally will commence at Sharavu Sri Mahaganapathi Temple and culminate at DC office where a public meet will be held.
M B Puranik, VHP president announced this at a press meet held in the city on Monday, December 29th, and said, “The Karnataka government has been showing an anti-Hindu attitude from the day it rose to power. It has hurted the sentiments of Hindus by withdrawing two proposed bills to for cattle protection”.
He said, many supporters from Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Kasargod and Kodagu districts are expected to take part in the rally in which as many as 1,600 sadhus will also take part.
Conversing on the ‘Ghar Wapsi’ re-conversion drive undertaken by the Hindu outfits, he said, conversion is going on from a long time. People who were converted to other religions from Hinduism are trying to come back to Hinduism on their own accord and we are helping them out.
He said, the sad thing is the previous central and present state governments are trying to suppress Hindus. The state government is working for one particular religion rather than working as a secular government.
Puranik said, the VHP strongly condemns illegal cow slaughter, cattle trafficking, attempting to take over Maths by placing them under government control and probing into reverse conversion.
Conversing on the government’s plan to take over the Maths and their institutions, he said; the Congress was following the ‘Doctrine of Lapse’ policy of the British era and warned Siddaramaiah of dire consequences if this continues.
He said, we wish to live in harmony with each other. But, the dirty politics of the state government is refraining from that to happen, he said.
Dinesh Pai Kateel- Divisional Go Raksha chief, Gopal Kuttar- VHP district secretary, Sharan Pumpwell- zonal convener, Praveen Kuthar were present among others.