Right wing outfits making irresponsible statements: Puri

Puri Shankaracharya Swami Adhokshjanand today alleged that right wing outfits were issuing irresponsible statements on contentious issues, pushing the nation to the brink of riots.

“The right wing organisations supporting the BJP are making irresponsible statements on Ram Mandir and other such issues and throwing the country on the brink of communal riots,” he told reporters here.

The Jagatguru said he had recently written a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for putting a check on this.

He accused Modi of forgetting about Gita, Ganga and Gau, issues through which he had come to power and said he will tour the country to spread awareness against the Centre, within his limitations as a religious leader.

To questions on Mumbai attack accused David Headley’s deposition about the links of Ishrat Jahan with terrorists, he said surprisingly the version of the terror accused was being taken as true while setting aside all other facts.

On the JNU issue, he said it is the duty of the government to talk to separatists as is being done in Nagaland but the mediator for Kashmir has not yet been decided.

“When their views are not being heard at the right forum they will be forced to raise it at universities and other such forums,” he added.