‘Pejawar seer has disgraced Hindus’

State-wide protest on July 2 against Iftar at Udupi mutt

Published - June 30, 2017 12:33 am IST - HUBBALLI

Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Mutalik addressing presspersons in Hubballi on Thursday.

Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Mutalik addressing presspersons in Hubballi on Thursday.

Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Mutalik has said that the seer of Pejawar Mutt, Sri Vishwesh Tirtha Swami, has disgraced the Hindus by his comment that even Hindus consumed beef and that he should immediately take back his words.

Addressing presspersons here on Thursday, Mr. Mualik said that condemning the Iftar party on the Sri Krishna Mutt premises in Udupi, members of the Sri Ram Sene and other Hindutva organisations would hold agitations in the taluks and also district level across the State on July 2.

Mr. Mutalik clarified that the agitation was not against Pejwar seer but against holding Iftar party on the mutt premises which had hurt the sentiments of thousands of devotees of Lord Sri Krishna.

He clarified that the agitation was mainly to condemn the incident and is aimed at preventing similar instances in the future that might hurt the sentiments of Hindus.

He sought to know whether Muslims allowed Hindus their festival on mosque premises and said that steps to achieve communal harmony should be reciprocatory.

Taking a dig at all political parties, he said that while all were worried about the next Assembly elections, the former Minister Shobha Karandlaje had condemned the Iftar party at the Sri Krishna Mutt and thereby had proved that she is the “lone man” in State politics. Mr. Mutalik also condemned statements supporting the Iftar party at the mutt.

District spokesperson of the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti Vidula Haldipur said that the samiti would be part of the July 2 agitation.

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