Sunday, November 17, 2019

Saving Hindu Temples - 3


Read Part-1 if you haven’t already

In the first part we focused on PM Modi’s approach to Hindu temples and that all the BJP saffron clothing and temple-runs don’t really mean anything to the issue of freeing temples from govt control. Having razed 80 temples in Gandhinagar for public construction, one will naturally ask “what about illegal mosques or dargahs”. Usually, the illegal mosques are within the Muslim ghettos but there might be a few dargahs here and there that obstruct public movement. I could recall only one such case where a dargah had to be demolished in Baroda. And that was quite a ruckus. The 80 Hindu temples were razed during the wee hours of night while everyone was sleeping. So, there were agitations or protests. But in the case of just one dargah in Baroda that had to be demolished, the reaction from Muslims was predictably with violence. This was in 2006 and the police had to resort to firing to quell the mob. Two people were killed and 7 injured in the violence. That is why so many preachers of “peace” just ahead of the Ayodhya verdict.

It is a known fact that where an illegal mosque or dargah comes into question and the encroachment has to be removed, the agitation and associated violence comes like second nature. Hindus don’t react violently where temples are concerned. In 2011, an illegal mosque in Jangpura, Delhi had to be demolished. There were protests, violence and blockade of roads and traffic. That is the expected. But what should stun you is how quickly the Sickulars suck up to Muslims and try to console them with appeasement:
While the demolition and protests happened early in the day, by evening then CM Sheila Dikshit met the hate-mongering Imam Bukhari and reached a “deal” and assured them to rebuild the mosque. Increasingly, our cowardly govts all over give out only one message – ONLY VIOLENCE WORKS when it comes to protecting religious buildings. In Hyderabad, the GHMC wanted to undertake road widening as part of development which involved demolition of some mosques. The GHMC paid 2.5 crore to the illegal encroachers in the mosque as compensation. The Waqf objected to even that because they claimed the land was under them and the mosque shouldn’t have been demolished. Want some more? In Bangalore, a “compound wall” of a mosque was demolished for road-widening only after “consultations” with the Shia community. Such courtesies are never extended to the Hindu community anywhere.

The other great obsession of Indian politicians is eradication of poverty. It started with “Garibi Hatao” from Indira Gandhi and the Congress still chants that slogan. ModiSarkar has lifted more people above poverty line than the Congress did in 50 years and for that PM Modi deserves much credit. But when it comes to media, NGOs and other non-state actors – the first thing they think of when it comes to poverty is “temple funds”:
 
In a stupid article, the morons of IndiaToday listed 10 Hindu temples whose wealth could eradicate poverty. This included the Golden Temple of the Sikhs. But these same criminals never dare to ask what funds and assets the Muslims, their Waqf boards or the Christians have. The Church of South India (CSI) was conducting its operations in such a manner that the courts deemed it a “Company” and, therefore, company laws will apply to it. The CSI reportedly has assets worth 1 Lakh crore and receipts of 1000 crores periodically. Not one rupee from all this wealth ever goes into any spend for the benefit of the poor or society in general. Devendra Fadnavis govt of Maharashtra has been so stupid on this front that it gave lands at a cheap price to Baba Ramdev and Hema Malini for commercial purposes and then borrowed 500 crores from the Shirdi Temple Trust for projects:
The irony and stupidity of Fadnavis borders on the intolerable. The lands given to Baba Ramdev and Hema Malini, even with discounts, could have easily fetched 500 crores more. And the BRD enterprise is not some poor charitable organisation. Patanjali Ayurved Limited’s assets were worth Rs.32 billion with annual turnover of 10000 crores in March 2018. It’s a limited company and not some charity. So, by what logic did Fadnavis “Gift” land” (reserved for BHEL) to them at dirt-cheap prices? Nobody knows, nobody asks. And the manner in which Fadnavis-govt just went ahead and stole 500 crores from Shirdi Trust is laughable.

The loot of 500 crores for purposes of “irrigation” was proposed by Fadnavis and the approval quickly came from Suresh Haware. Now, who is Suresh Haware? He’s another BJP guy and the Chairman of the Shirdi Trust. How did he get to be the Chairman? Well, he was appointed by the Fadnavis govt in 2016 as Shirdi is under govt control. So, you see, this laughable circle of corruption in looting temples is not merely a Sickular disease. It’s the “Salma-Sabrina” of temple loot. It is one of the main reasons why ModiSarkar or any BJP govt will not let go of govt control of temples. Because they too are looters and some day they hope to be in power in Andhra or another state where massive loot of temples consistently happens. And Ayodhya Ram Mandir will be another Golden Goose when it is finally constructed and ready for devotees.

Hindus are passionately expecting ModiSarkar to free temples from govt control. They live in the delusion that BJP does not loot temples. The only state where the BJP govt wouldn’t dare touch temple funds is Gujarat. And that is the reason I started with the Gujarat model of temple management and Hindu community-strength in the first part. The BJP was nurtured by Hindu money and temple money “voluntarily” by these communities in Gujarat. That is how they grew from a one-state wonder to a national giant now ruling a majority of states. The BJP grew to power mostly on Hindu money from Gujaratis but when they got to other states they have become as Sickular as the Congress or any other Commie party. They don’t do any Sickular acts in Gujarat but in other states they short-change Hindus and give them a rough deal. Hindus pay for the BJP sins in these states. The Fadnavis-govt in particular has been distasteful towards Hindu sentiments:
 
Graveyard land is allocated next to a temple at Ambernath near Mumbai. Normally graveyards should be located outside normal residence and commercial areas. But allotting a graveyard close to a temple is a terrible act. Then the case goes to court and the courts give further sermons on “Sickularism”. The egg is not the court, the egg is the BJP itself when it comes to closet Sickularism. In the case on the right pic above, someone is collecting donations from the public to stop the building of cemeteries near a 500-year old Ganesh temple in TN. When BJP itself does this, where is the question of the party ever standing up for Hindus? This is the delusion that Hindus must get out of.

ModiSarkar has recently announced that 1800 illegal colonies of slums, involving a population of 50 lakhs, will be regularised. I guess that is to combat the “Devta of Illegals Arvind Kejriwal” in the run-up to Delhi elections next year. All very fine. If you want to make the lives of the poor more liveable, then nobody would bother much. But what about illegal mosques in Delhi? Will they also be regularised? This is not me or some aggrieved Hindu saying it. This is BJP’s own member who has been listing illegal mosques in Delhi:
And BJP MP Parvesh Varma is citing only “West” Delhi. What about other parts of Delhi? Invariably, as these illegal mosques age, they then become regular buildings and as years pass, they become more difficult to remove and will eventually be “regularised” like the 40000 illegal colonies. So, ModiSarkar is not only blind to pleas of freeing Hindu temples from govt control, it is also blind to illegal mosques right under their nose in Delhi. What are you gonna do? Want some more? Here is an interesting ruling from the courts in Rajasthan.

That quoted statement was made by the Rajasthan govt to the HC in 2010. 58000 illegal mosques and temples on govt land. How many have been demolished? I am not aware as I couldn’t find a comprehensive report on the figures. But I can guarantee that a vast majority of these 58000 are definitely mosques. Had they been temples, the govt wouldn’t have hesitated in demolishing them. As city-slickers, we don’t notice much but vast swathes of rural towns across India have mosques springing up all over the place like pimples on a teenager’s face. Whether it’s the Jalgaon-Aurangabad route, Ahmedabad-Udaipur route or Chennai-Bangalore route. The Biryani-town of Ambur between Chennai and Bangalore has become such a ghetto that even police don’t dare to act on crimes in the small town. As recently as this week, Muslims tried to construct another illegal mosque in Bareilly (UP). They had managed to make the “kuchha” structure and put a “Topi” on it but the police intervened in time and locked up the place:
 
In states where Congress and other Sickulars are running the govt, such illegal constructions abound and nobody stops them. The Christians put up a cross where they find a vacant land, the Muslims put a small masjid or create a Dargah in places where no one is watching. The Ram Mandir issue has been resolved after nearly 500 years of struggle by the Hindus. But it is quite possible the Muslim litigants may seek a review petition as it is not the mosque that they want – it’s their ego and their desire to deny Hindus their holy lands and shrines that drives their leaders. The more despicable disease is that of Muslims, Christians and non-Hindus in the boards of Tirupati or Vaishnodevi Board. These boards are not “clerical” jobs that anyone can fit in. These jobs require a certain amount of devotion to the deity and the devotees they are meant to serve. We should all remember what a terrible mess Azam Khan made of the Kumbh Mela once.

We have understood enough of the problems and enough of the criminal anti-Hindu, anti-temple practices various govts over the last 72 years. We need to focus on how we can get rid of govt from Hindu properties of devotion. That is easier said than done because every govt is greedy and wants to loot temples. But Hindus cannot expect govt to do this, they must do it themselves and we will explore ways to do it.

To be concluded



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6 comments :

  1. besides greedy rashtrapati , collegium the state is a scared shit of 72 hoors/virginmarry followers. time it is officially declared by mullah modi

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  2. Bleak, frightening picture indeed.
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  3. Good people and good culture is first target of any Vulture.

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  4. First paragraph, last line(ending in Ayodhya verdict.) seems to be incomplete.

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  5. It is a case of the fence grazing the meadows it is supposed to protect, be it government or private, temples are a hub of nepotism, corruption and holy nexus of looters

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  6. Unless Hindus will agitate for their rights. Hindu temples management, these greedy politicians and Hindu lethargic habits will not stop.

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