KENDRIYA Margdarshak Mandal of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad that met during Magh Mela in Prayag on February 7 termed the clash between Garo and Rabha communities of north-east as preplanned and demanded strict action against the culprits who instigated the clash. In a resolution adopted at the meeting, the saints said the clash between Garo and Rabha is a serious matter for the country and it demonstrates the failure of State and Central governments. They appealed to the governments concerned to take immediate steps to control the situation.
Underlying the role of church-backed Garo Militant Group in instigating the clash that took place in December last year, the saints said the clash claimed the lives of 10 people and rendered over 18,000 innocent homeless. They are now staying in refugee camps. “We severely condemn the conspiracy hatched by the church to divide the society and to promote clash. We appeal to the government to order a probe into it and punish the guilty. Apart from restoring peace in the affected areas the government should also compensate and rehabilitate the victims,” said the resolution.
In another resolution, the saints expressed concern over the direction of the Kerala High Court for taking over Padmanabham temple of Trivandrum. They termed it as direct interference in the religious matters of the Hindus. The saints warned the Kerala government not to make any attempt to takeover the temple otherwise they would be forced to launch an agitation. They said the death of over 100 devotees at Shabarimala temple recently was due to gross negligence by the State government and the taking over new temples may also lead to similar mismanagement.
In a resolution on Sri Ramjanmabhoomi the saints directed the Rambhaktas to continue the group anusthans of Hanumat Shakti Jagran till the temple is constructed in Ayodhya. The Karyakari Mandal also appealed to all the saints, kathakars to conduct the recitation of Hanuman Chalisa in all their functions. It has been decided to celebrate Sri Ramjanmotsava in all villages and localities of the country from April 4 to 12. Besides it, special religious anusthans will be conducted in Ayodhya from April 13 to 28.