A cadre-based mass movement of Hindus in Tamil Nadu
Hindu Munnani turns 25
In spite of floods, cyclone, lake breaches and loss of livelihood in Tamil Nadu, more than 50,000 Hindus from all over the state converged at Dindigul, a district place near Madurai, on December 18, 2005.
They were there to attend the Silver Jubilee Conference of Hindu Munnani. This by now has become a household name in the state for many good reasons, which are: 1. It was the Hindu Munnani that provided leadership to Hindus in reinstalling the deity (a Shivalingam) in the Jalakanteshwara temple in Vellore. For 400 years it had been a temple without deity. Muslim hordes had plundered its premises. This boosted the sagging Hindu morale. 2. Whenever Hindu interests are trampled upon, Hindus, cutting across political affiliations impulsively unite under the Hindu Munnani banner to ensure that their voice is heard. 3. Sending clear signals to political parties that Hindu votes could no more be taken for granted was made feasible by Hindu Munnani.
?The identity and the specialty of Hindus are being eroded systematically. To stop this, every Hindu who is aware of this has to be a walking journalist. He should be a mobile broadcaster like a radio or a television,? this was the idea gathered by all in the Conference. It was a gala event as marked by dances by children at the inauguration and various forms of folk arts like Kolattam, Oyilattam, etc. during the massive rally. The Munnani activists in the form of Hindu deities like Rama, Lakshmana, Kartikeya and Anjaneya attracted the people'sattention. A torch was carried from Coimbatore in memory of those people who sacrificed their lives during and after the Coimbatore bomb blasts. It took about one and a half hour for the procession to cross one point.
Though many Hindu Munnani leaders were murdered, still the organisation goes from strength to strength with new people taking up the places of those killed by miscreants.
Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, senior BJP leader, while speaking on the occasion said, ?This country is Hindustan. Why should we not call this country a Hindu one??
The founder of Hindu Munnani, Shri Ramagopalan said though many Hindu Munnani leaders were murdered, still the organisation goes from strength to strength with new people taking up the places of those killed by miscreants with a view to creating chaos and to stop the growth of the Munnani. He said there would not be any dearth of people who would be ready to lay down their lives for Hinduism. ?Our goal is to destroy the evil and see that goodness triumphs. This is the work of God. So, we are doing godly work, he said.
?The Munnani is 25 years old now. The time before Munnani was formed was a shameful period in the history of Tamil Nadu. This was a time when a person would feel shame and fear to call himself a Hindu. Though many indignities were meted out to the Hindu deities, it is with God'sgrace we have come this far. We are nothing but tools in the hands of God,? he added.
Hindus? Anguish, an audiotape, a small brochure, which contains information pertaining to Islamic terrorist outfits operating by various names, their ways and means and a leaflet, 125 questions to the pseudo secular brigade were also released.
Just as Christians and Muslims get aid from the government to start schools and colleges, Hindus should also be aided by the government for the same.
The following important resolutions were adopted by the massive assembly of Hindus:
Conversion to other religions is the biggest hurdle faced by us. So, we need to keep up the vigil and stop any more conversions of Hindus taking place around us.
Small family is aimed at reducing the number of Hindus in our country.
Uniform Civil Code needs to be implemented immediately.
We need to recognise this country as a Hindu State, and laws need to be passed to identify it as such.
Church funds and lands are managed by churches; mosque funds and lands are managed by mullahs; then why do temples and temple funds are managed by the State? This has to be handed over to a private trust constituted by the Hindus.
We should make people aware of the increase in Muslim population. Street plays may be organised.
Children should be aware of the religious greatness. This needs to be taught in schools. Just as Christians and Muslims get aid from the government to start schools and colleges, so also should Hindus be aided by the government to do the same.
Just as Haj pilgrims get aid from the government, so also should Hindu pilgrims who go to Kailash Mansarovar, Kashi and Rameswaram yatras.
There is a plan afoot to convert Kanyakumari into Virgin Mary Kumari. We need to stop this.
Ramanathapuram is becoming a den for the Islamic terrorists. The State government is being warned by the Hindu Munnani.