A police case has been filed in opposition to 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 referred to as for a sedition case.
In his speech – clips of which have been broadly circulated on social media, Kalicharan Maharaj declares that the intention of Islam is to seize the nation by politics. He additionally declared “Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi destroyed the nation… salutations to Nathuram Godse, who killed him”.
Kalicharan Maharaj demanded individuals elect a “staunch Hindu chief” to “defend” 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 isn’t sanatan dharma nor ought to such a factor occur on a platform like a ‘parliament of religions’. I wish to ask the organiser… why did not you increase an objection when such phrases have been getting used,” he requested.
“This nation – the place 30 crore Muslims reside, the place round 15 crore Christians reside… will it turn into a ‘Hindu rashtra‘ should you name it so?” Mahant Das additionally mentioned as he walked off stage.
“I don’t belong to this occasion…” he declared.
The top of the ruling Congress’ communication wing, Sushil Anand Shukla, was quoted by information company PTI as saying: “Using abusive phrases in opposition to Mahatma Gandhi is extremely objectionable. Kalicharan ought to first show that he’s 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 current conclaves in Delhi and Uttarakhand’s Haridwar, the place requires “ethnic cleaning” have been made.
In Haridwar, at one other ‘dharam sansad‘ that was organised by Yati Narasimhanand, a spiritual chief who has been accused previously of inciting violence together with his incendiary speeches, there have been open requires genocide and the usage of weapons in opposition to Muslims.
Those that organised the occasions, and gave hate speeches, declare they did no mistaken.
The occasions – and police inaction in opposition to the audio system – triggered a frightened letter from 76 prime attorneys, who wrote to Chief Justice NV Ramana, asking for motion in opposition to those that made the threats.
With enter from PTI