BENGALURU: A knucklehead statement by a Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Gopal sends communal message where he said if Muslims don’t stop “love jihad” or Bajrang Dal youths will have to be sent to attract Muslim girls in a “Dharma Sansad”, a conclave of Hindu seers, mutt heads and VHP leaders, that concluded in Karnataka’s Udupi on Sunday.
There were almost more than 2,000 seers, mutt heads and other Sangh Parivar leaders attended the conclave, where the issue of building a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya was discussed.
The Outlook India reported, that he said clearly that “Muslims must stop love jihad, otherwise we will send our youths from the Bajrang Dal to attract Muslim girls. We are not opposed to love but our girls think Shah Rukh and Shirish are the same or Salman and Sunil are the same, but they don’t know that Hindu boys marry only once and the others will marry several times.”
Twitter reacted to Gopal playing Cupid. Here are some:
Aye! A hot headed Bajrang Dal activist walking away from a theatre he burnt during a protest is quite hot. He might even be on fire!
— Meghnad 🔗 (@Memeghnad) November 27, 2017
The right-wing gathering also demanded the immediate withdrawal of a directive, which it claimed was issued by the Centre to states on cow vigilantism.
The VHP international joint general secretary Surendra Kumar Jain said the meet passed a resolution to this effect. He claimed that “the notification was issued a few days ago by the Centre to all state governments. We want to tell the Centre it is not the cow protectors, but the cattle smugglers whose dossier is to be prepared,” He said the conclave in another resolution urged the Supreme Court to widen the scope of checking the cow vigilantism and also those who slaughter. He also said that “We do not want the protection of fake cow protectors. Such impostors must be brought to book. But in the process of taming fake cow vigilantes, the sincere cow protectors should not suffer. We appeal to the Supreme Court to widen the scope and area of nodal officers and include cow butchers,”
He added that, a resolution on DNA test facility at points from where beef was being exported should be passed and the meet took a strong objection to those “intentionally” organising beef parties. “Such things irritate people and agitate the society.”
The news agency PTI reported that, they wanted another resolution where the religious minorities be extended to the religious majority, saying due to this discrimination, many Hindu communities want to become religious minority groups to enjoy the benefit.
Addressing the meet on its inaugural day, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said only the Ram Temple would come up there and not any other structure. The Vishvesha Teertha Swamiji of Pejavar Math of Udupi, who chaired the reception committee, has said that the Ram Temple will be built in a year.
With PTI inputs