After the ‘Dharm Sansad’ (religious gathering) at Haridwar in Uttarakhand last year, yet another ‘Dharm Sansad’ called for making India a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ even as the seers refused to recognise Mahatma Gandhi as the Father of the Nation Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru the first prime minister of the country.
Scores of seers and saints camping at Magh Mela on the sandy banks of the river Ganga on Saturday raised a demand for declaring India a Hindu nation, treating Subhash Chandra Bose as the first Prime Minister of the country and capital punishment for conversion which should be treated as treason.
Chief Guest Sumeru Peethadheeshwar Jagadguru Swami Narendranand Saraswati said the government may not declare India as a Hindu nation, but all Hindus should start writing and speaking their country as “Hindu Rashtra”.
He further said, “Islamic jihad is a big threat to humanity and the world. To crush it, the policy of China will have to be adopted and it can be stopped by imposing sanctions as China has done. Sanatani is the target of everyone and for this, it is necessary that the system of equal education and equal justice is implemented in the country.”
Jagadguru said that “Muslims are not a minority and action should be taken to withdraw their minority status”. “The life of revolutionaries like Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev should be included in the curriculum of schools. Provision should be made for capital punishment by keeping conversion in the category of treason.”
Three resolutions were adopted at the meeting, which was attended, among others, by the Shankaracharya of Sumeru Peeth Swami Narendrananda Sarswati, which included declaring India a ‘Hindu Rashtra’, capital punishment for those indulging in religious conversion and immediate release of Jitendra Narain Tyagi alias Waseem Rizvi, the former chairman of Shia Waqf Board, who recently embraced Hinduism, and the Hindu seer Yati Narsimhananda, both accused in the Haridwar ‘Dharm Sansad’ hate speech case.
”In a country like India someone can be Rashtra Putra (son of the nation) but not Rashtra Pita (father of the nation),” Sarswati said in his speech.
Mahamandaleshwar Annapurna Bharti of Niranjani Akhada said when religious leaders spoke about their safety in Haridwar’s Dharma Sansad, they were put in jail.
President of Varanasi-based Shankracharya Parishad, Swami Anand Swaroop, said at the time of partition of the country, there were 9 crores Muslims and today their population is about 40 crore.
He alleged that there was pressure to stop the Sant Sammelan.
Swami Sindhu Sagar said Hindus have no hatred towards Muslims.
“Muslims like Dr APJ Abdul Kalam are respected,” he said.
Another saint demanded to ban Deoband and Bareilly Sharif, one of the largest madrassas of Muslims
The Uttarakhand ‘Dharm Sansad’ triggered widespread condemnation after videos of alleged ”hate speeches” by some seers appeared
Source The Free Press Journal and Deccan Herald