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Hanuman Jayanti now a tool to terrorize the Indian Muslim community: CLMC

Hyderabad: Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee in a statement said that in the southern parts of India, especially in Hyderabad, Hindutva extremists are expanding their network and it has become the breeding ground for Hindutva terrorists. It is a matter of deep concern for the whole civil society that every now and then Hindutva extremist elements are organizing public meetings, conducting rallies with communal slogans, using loudspeakers in the name of religious festivals, creating havoc and spreading hatred among the common people by delivering instigating speeches by inviting people from Northern India especially from Madhya Pradesh. Last year an “Acharya” of Vishwa Hindu Parishad was invited. He delivered an inflammatory speech in Hyderabad’s Begum Bazar area instigating the Hindu community and creating communal tension in which many Masjids were targeted leading to the curfew.

It is a highly condemnable matter, the CLMC said, that even after so much violence last year, again the same situation is going to be repeated this year and we may predict that the violence may erupt on a larger scale because this time a rally is being organized by forming a new committee named Bhagyanagar Shri Ramnavami Utsav Samiti and the firebrand Sadhvi Rithambhara will be addressing the gathering. It is also known that as many as 20,000 people are expected to participate in the rally of Hanuman Jayanti from Gowliguda Ram Mandir to Tadban Hanuman Temple in Secunderabad.

CLMC is very much concerned about the life and liberty of Hyderabad people because of the past experiences that led to violence and curfew for more than ten days when houses of Hyderabad were turned into jails. Poor people who depend on their livelihood with day-to-day earnings suffered mostly. During that time the government of Andhra Pradesh had declared that the situation is under control whereas the reality was that people were starving and the government did not bother to provide basic facilities to the starving people and in turn clamped curfew. CLMC asked the government of Andhra Pradesh to curb the Hindutva forces which have planned a public meeting and rally with thousands of people to disturb the communal harmony of the Hyderabad city.

On 12 April, on the eve of Ramnavami, a rally named Shobha Yatra was taken out in the city from Mangalhat and reached at the Ram Mandir, Gowliguda, Corporator Raja Singh lead the rally. While addressing the gathering Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said that “Muslims will not be allowed to live as the successors’ of Babur and Aurangazeb, instead they must live as Hindustanis and if they want to live in Hyderabad they should respect Ram and initiate the talks for building Ram Mandir by withdrawing the demand for the reconstruction of Babri Masjid and surrender it to the Hindus.” She also said that “Hindus do not want to fight small battles; instead they are ready for the big wars against Muslims. For the construction of Ram Mandir the power should come in the hands of Hindus then only the dream of Hindutva state will be fulfilled.” She further said, “for these purposes the Hindus are ready to even take lathis and bullets.”  Another Hindutva preacher, Swami Lahri Baba of Madhya Pradesh, while giving his speech in the sensitive area of Begum Bazaar Chatri, said that increasing the Hindutva strength is the need of time, and then only the Hindutva will become the most powerful weapon.
 
MG News Desk

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 May 2011 on page no. 4

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