Reacting to Hindu Mahasabha Suddhi Buddhi (mind cleansing ritual performance), Sahitya Akademi award winner Uday Prakash said that it was the Hindutva outfits which needed cleansing so that ‘intolerant, violent and criminal tendencies can be kept under control.
It is to be noted that a day ago, the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha performed a mind cleansing ritual called Buddhi Shuddhi, in a bid to knock some sense into writers who’ve returning awards.
Uday Prakash told a leading daily: “A two-and-a-half-year old girl was brutally raped in Delhi. She was kidnapped as the light suddenly went off when she was watching the Ramlila. The timing, place and occasion throw light on the kind of politics that is happening in the name of religion.
Ahead of Durga puja, which is of significance and marks the festival of women power, we hear such stories. In such a scenario, I would advise the Hindutva forces to conduct the Buddhi Shuddhi of their own people.”
“Every day we hear such stories, a girl or women raped, beaten to death or burnt alive for dowry. Why don’t these Hindu Mahasabha stand against such incidents”? Why don’t they perform Buddhi Suddhi for people who are playing with women instead of giving respect to them” he added.
Earlier, Pooja Shakun Pandey of the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha said that the Buddhi Shuddhi yoga was conducted so that divine powers would restore some sense to the so-called intellectuals who had returned awards and accused them of being traitors.