From our Special Correspondent
SILCHAR, Jan 7: Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader, Y Raghavulu, All India joint General Secretary, has lambasted the UPA Government for its ‘blatant minority appeasement policy’, ignoring the national interest. He alleged, on the other hand, it has been making every effort to divide the Hindus on the basis of caste and community.
The objective is to throttle the voice of Hindus against the discrimination and injustice meted out to them in every walk of life. Its obsession with ‘vote-bank’ politics has its disastrous fall out in Assam, in particular, and north-east, in general, he pointed out.
Y Raghavulu addressing the media-persons here today has given an instance of its open appeasement policy by citing how 1 lakh madrasas are being patronized by the Congress government with financial back up. Quite shocking, the education or curriculum in these seminaries does not have lessons on nationalism or the national and patriotic ethos. In addition to that, more than 6 lakh madrasas are running across the country on their own and their number is on increase.
Hindus are being discriminated brazenly. When Hindus go on pilgrimage, they are taxed and with that burden they have either to shorten their visits or wind up mid way. Muslims on the contrary get heavy subsidies while on Haj or pilgrimage to Mecca. The subsidies offered or extended by the Centre go beyond Rs 720 crore annually against the harassed and taxed Hindus. Many Hindus cannot think of pilgrimage due to high taxation and the skyrocketing inflation.
VHP leader however said despite all the constraints and limitations, 1 crore Hindus are expected to gather during the Maha Kumbha Mela at Allahabad. Around 10,000 saints and sages as well as seers from all over the country and religious centres will also assemble during the holy festival. Hindu Surakhsha Samiti, a wing of VHP, is going to hold a congregation at the venue of Prayag or Holy Sangam, better known as the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, wherein a graphic account of atrocities on Hindus will be displayed and come for deliberations, he revealed.
Y Raghavulu regretted the fact when atrocities take place on Hindu women, Muslim mullas and moulvis as well as their religious leaders do not have any word of sympathy for the victims, leave aside expression of protests or indignation. He has been specifically referring to the Palanghat incident in which a mother has to sacrifice her life in order to save her minor daughter from the abduction bid of criminals.
He cautioned the design of extraneous forces in collusion with internal elements inimical to the interest of the nation to secede Assam from India and make it an extended part of Bangladesh. His hint has been at the pan Islamic conspiracy. The unabated influx of aliens in the State is ominous and he does not want to see the clashes between the Bodos and the Muslims, as it happened in BTAD, as a mere conflict but a part of the well laid down design which if not nipped in the bud will have disastrous consequences, he further warned. He called upon the Hindus, tribals and non-tribals, to unite and fight to foil the evil design.