‘BJP stands with the devotees of Lord Ayyappa like a rock’: Amit Shah

Shah also remarked upon the inherent contradictions between Article 14 and Articles 25 and 26. He said, "Article 14 was applied but Article 25 and 26 gives me the right to practice my religion. How can one fundamental right negate another fundamental right of mine?"

President of the Bharatiya Janata Party in an address at Kannur, Kerala has come out in strong support of the devotees of Lord Ayyappa and slammed the Left government in the state over its highhandedness in dealing with the dissenters of the Supreme Court verdict allowing the entry of women of all ages in the Sabarimala Temple.

Karyakartas of the BJP will be standing beside the devotees of Lord Ayyappa like a rock in the battle to defend the tradition of Sabarimala, Shah has assured. Shah has also condemned the arrests of the devotees by the Kerala government in the past few days which included many BJP karyakartas.

Shah remarked upon the diversity of Hindu traditions where there are many Temples that do not permit the entry of men. He has reiterated the fact that entry into Sabarimala is not related to equality in any manner and emphasized on the historical reforms undertaken by the Hindu community for the empowerment of women such widow remarriage, banning child marriage among other things.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

“I also ask even courts not to impose verdicts that are not practical. How can you sacrifice belief of over 5 crore devotees? Hindus never discriminated against women. In all festivals, wife sits and takes part with the man. Hindu belief and customs vary in different regions. There are many temples where only women are allowed. It is particular temples customs.” Shah said.

Pinarayi Vijayan was reminded of the many court judgments that were not implemented by the state government by Amit Shah. Shah also accused him of committing atrocities on the devotees on the basis of the judgment. He said, “I tell the communist government, there are several judgments that have never been implemented: Jallikattu, Dahi Handi, loudspeakers in mosques, the opening of the chamber of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple. You have never implemented any of these judgments, why this one? Don’t unleash your force on pious devotees.”

Shah also remarked upon the inherent contradictions between Article 14 and Articles 25 and 26. He said, “Article 14 was applied but Article 25 and 26 gives me the right to practice my religion. How can one fundamental right negate another fundamental right of mine?”

The BJP President also advised the communist government to focus on providing flood relief to those affected instead of cracking the whip of devotees of Lord Ayyappa. Shah ended his speech with chants of ‘Swamiye Sharanam Ayyappa’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’.

Supporters of the BJP have wanted senior leaders of the party to speak up in favour of the traditions of Sabarimala for quite some time. At Kannur today, Amit Shah’s entire speech revolved around the matter. It is also pertinent to remember that the Communist government is expected to incur losses in future elections due to its massive crackdown on devotees.

Share and Support:
Support OpIndia by paying for content

Most read articles recently

Loans waived by Congress govt in MP, but here are the ‘conditions apply’ that farmers should see

One of the main poll promises in the run-up to 2018 elections was farmer loan waiver. Rahul Gandhi and all Congress leaders harped on farmer loan waiver.

Ghaziabad: Stray dog, mother of five puppies, raped and dragged to death by Nafees and Tauseef

Nafees, one of the accused, has reportedly confessed to the crime of raping the animal several times before dragging her through the streets

‘I was a communist, but I fail to understand how talking about Hindus becomes ‘communal’: Hadiya’s father joins BJP

He said that he was a communist since childhood but of late the party is playing dirty vote-bank politics eyeing minority votes.

PM Modi makes a big announcement: 99% items to soon fall under 18% GST slab or lower

"Today, GST system has been established to a large extent and we are working towards a position 99% things would attract the sub- 18% slab", said Prime Minister Narendra Modi

No Rajdeep, there is no reason to thank Imran Khan for the homecoming of Hamid Ansari. Here is why

Rajdeep Sardesai has time and again proved himself to be a master of quackery

Kamal Nath has given Congress ecosystem the job of demonizing UP-Bihar, and we can expect this

After fifteen long years, Congress has begun its innings in Madhya Pradesh on a message of hatred towards the people of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar by CM Kamal Nath

Read excerpts of Congress’ Mallikarjun Kharge led PAC report slamming HAL for delay in projects while Rahul indulged in politicking

PAC, led by Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge severely criticised HAL for the delay in projects while Rahul Gandhi accused PM Modi of 'taking away projects from HAL'

Hadiya’s father’s fate awaits all Hindus if they don’t wake up to cultural challenges

The denial of the mainstream narrative of Hindu concerns will spiral the country into a hub of communal politics.

IT magnate Narayana Murthy and ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala root for Modi government in 2019

Narayan Murthy and Rakesh Jhunjhunwala both have praised Modi government’s policies in the last 4.5 years of governance

Surging India: PM Modi sets up the tone for 2019 campaign? Lists how India has developed a lot since 2014

PM Modi was giving the keynote address at Republic TV summit where he put forward his government's achievements in last four years

Latest articles

Connect with us


Don't miss these