Haridwar: Yoga teacher and spiritual guru Baba Ramdev has joined a number of Hindu holy men and saints to file a complaint against CPI(M) General Secretary, Sitaram Yechury, for his anti Hindu statements he made yesterday at Bhopal.
The Hindu spiritual leaders made an official complaint to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Haridwar.
The communist made the highly insensitive statements against Hindus yesterday while speaking against the nomination of Sadhvi Pragya Thakur in Bhopal. He said that Hinduism is also violent and said that the holy epics, Ramayan and Mahabharat are filled with stories of violence and killings.
He also said that kings and principalities fought wars among themselves thus indicating that Hinduism was a violent religion.
The statement by Sitaram Yechury came under severe criticism and is interpreted as playing into the hands of minority fundamentalists groups and secular groups trying to tarnish the image of Hinduism.
The communist party which is in power in the state of Kerala is also witnessing widespread anti Hindu measures by the communist government.
The government tried to violate age-old Hindu traditions of Sabarimala by taking women to the holy shrine. The Kerala police also tried to crackdown on peaceful protests by Ayyappa devotees. Senior Hindu leaders were arrested and manhandled in order to suppress the voice of Hinduism in the state.
Yesterday, Shiv Sena leader, Sanjay Raut, came down strongly against Sitaram Yechury and said that if the communist leader was not happy about Hinduism then he should change his first name ‘Sitaram’.
The Shiv Sena leader also said that Hinduism is speaking about the victory of good over evil. He asked if communist will interpret Indian soldiers protecting the country from Pakistani terrorists as ‘violence’.