A top seer demands India to be declared a Hindu Rashtra by October 2nd and commanded the BJP government to terminate the nationality of Muslims and Christians living in India.
ANI reports that the seer Jagadguru Paramhans Acharya Maharaj of Tapasvi Chavani said in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, “I demand that India should be declared a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ by October 2 or else I’ll take Jal Samadhi in River Sarayu,”
The powerful seer Paramhans Acharya has earlier undertaken a 15-day long fast unto death over the issue. The seer broke his fast only after getting assurance from Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
The seer community of Ayodhya has said that it will hold a ‘Hindu Sanatan Dharma Sansad’ in support of the demands made by the seer.
The provocative remarks from the seer have come at a time when all top political parties have begun preparing for the crucial assembly elections to be scheduled to be held in Uttar Pradesh in 2022 and it is observed that several other influential seers have in past made similar demands. However, the demand for a Hindu Rashtra has risen under the rule of Narendra Modi.
Earlier, when the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Samajwadi Party had raised questions on the land purchased by the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust in Ayodhya, the seers had rejected the allegations against the trust and threatened to file a Rs 1000 crore defamation suit against both parties.
While such comments can look politicized, they are dangerously radicalized and can lead to violence and bloodshed.