A police case has been filed towards a Hindu spiritual chief from Maharashtra after he allegedly insulted Mahatma Gandhi, and praised his murderer, Nathuram Godse, yesterday at a ‘dharam sansad‘, or ‘parliament of religions’, in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur.
Sant Kalicharan Maharaj – whose controversial speech additionally led to ‘chief patron’ Mahant Ramsunder Das disowning the occasion and strolling off stage in anger – has been charged with selling enmity between communities after ex-Mayor Pramod Dubey registered a criticism.
The President of the ruling Congress’ state unit, Mohan Markam, has additionally known as for a sedition case.
In his speech – clips of which have been extensively circulated on social media, Kalicharan Maharaj declares that the intention of Islam is to seize the nation by way of politics. He additionally declared “Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi destroyed the country… salutations to Nathuram Godse, who killed him”.
Kalicharan Maharaj demanded folks elect a “staunch Hindu leader” to “protect” Hinduism.
A livid Mahant Ramsunder Das – from Chhattisgarh’s Dudhadhari temple – was fast to protest, mentioning that Mahatma Gandhi had sacrificed his life for the nation and that such abusive language couldn’t be used at his expense.
“Mahatma Gandhi has been abused from this stage and I oppose it. This is not sanatan dharma nor should such a thing happen on a platform like a ‘parliament of religions’. I want to ask the organiser… why didn’t you raise an objection when such words were being used,” he requested.
“This country – where 30 crore Muslims live, where around 15 crore Christians live… will it become a ‘Hindu rashtra‘ if you call it so?” Mahant Das additionally mentioned as he walked off stage.
“I do not belong to this event…” he declared.
The head of the ruling Congress’ communication wing, Sushil Anand Shukla, was quoted by information company PTI as saying: “The use of abusive words against Mahatma Gandhi is highly objectionable. Kalicharan should first prove that he is a saint.”
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel was scheduled to attend the occasion’s closing ceremony, however he skipped the occasion.
This follows controversial feedback from different Hindu spiritual leaders at two latest conclaves in Delhi and Uttarakhand’s Haridwar, the place requires “ethnic cleansing” have been made.
In Haridwar, at one other ‘dharam sansad‘ that was organised by Yati Narasimhanand, a spiritual chief who has been accused prior to now of inciting violence along with his incendiary speeches, there have been open requires genocide and the usage of weapons towards Muslims.
The occasions – and police inaction towards the audio system – triggered a frightened letter from 76 prime attorneys, who wrote to Chief Justice NV Ramana, asking for motion towards those that made the threats.
With enter from PTI