'This Bill targets the Hindus'

'This Bill targets the Hindus'

Hindu Hitharakshana Vedike protest gets good response

NO to Bill: People participating in the protest walk organised by the Hindu Hitharakshana Vedike from Jyothi Circle to Central Maidan. DH PHoto

Addressing a meeting held as a part of the protest against the Bill by Hindu Hitharakshana Vedike in Mangalore on Wednesday, Bhat said that incidents of communal violence have taken place in areas where the minorities are present in large number.

Incidents of communal disharmony have never been reported in places where Hindus are a majority.

Coming down heavily on the Bill, he challenged the UPA government to enforce the law if they have courage. “There will be blood in case the law is implemented,” he predicted and said that UPA government is trying to pass the bill in the winter session and this time the religious majority will strike back and fight.

“One cannot take action against minorities if the Bill is implemented and Hindus can be targeted even if they have not committed any mistake. Though amendments were suggested, no changes have been made. Hindus have no where to go other than India.

The UPA government is playing vote bank politics,” he alleged and said that The Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) was removed as it hurt the sentiments of the minorities. However, the UPA is not bothered that the sentiments of the majorities will be hurt with the implementation of the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill.

“The Bill committees at the National and the State level are made of seven people, of whom four are belonging to minority community. Such Committee cannot give justice to Hindus. There will be no one to protect human rights. Even the DC, Judge, Police have to bend before this law,” he said and questioned Sonia Gandhi on her intentions. “Are you trying to convert the country into a Christian nation or are you planning to sell it to Muslims,” he asked.

The churches were attacked as new-life groups were distributing pamphlets carrying derogatory statement which hurt the Hindu sentiments.

“Recently a church was attacked and it is said that the attack took place because of some irregularities happening within the church. Why are the Christian leaders not demanding probe into this attack,” he questioned.

Mocking Minister for Corporate Affairs M Veerappa Moily, Bhat said that one should possess the qualities of Lord Rama to pen Ramayana but Moily seems to have more qualities of Veerappan.

Shree Kshetra Vajradehi Mutt (Gurpur) Seer Rajashekarananda Swamiji said that the Gujarat riots took place as the bogey carrying Rama’s devotees was set on fire in Godhra. He also said that Dr M Veerappa Moily who is advocating this Bill is hurting the sentiments of the people.

“This bill is trying to bring back the British rule. It is trying to suffocate the Hindus. Why is the Bill not implemented in Kashmir where Hindus are minorities,” questioned Vishwa Hindu Parishat Vice President M B Puranik.

Shree Kshetra Kolya Seer Ramanand Swamiji, Shree Dhama Manil Seer Mohandas Swamiji blessed the programme.

Hindu Hitharakshana Vedike Honarary President Dr P Vaman Shenoy presided over the programme.

Earlier a protest walk was held from Jyothi Circle to Central Maidan. More than 30,000 people participated in the protest.