The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday pledged to initiate an Ayodhya-like movement across the country to protect the customs and traditions of the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala. The VHP accused Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan of acting like Adil Shah after the Communist government in Kerala inflicted heavy atrocities on Hindu devotees present at Sabarimala.
According to the reports, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad warned the Kerala government if the unconstitutional and repressive action against Hindu devotees does not stop, it will be forced to start another mass movement similar to Ayodhya protests to protect the traditions of Sabarimala.
“We are waiting for the final court verdict and if no respectable solution is brought about a nation-wide protest and dharna will be organised by 5 crore devotees of Lord Ayappa,” said national joint general secretary of VHP Surendra Jain.
The VHP leader accused the Kerala CM of being a ruthless dictator. He went on to say that Pinarayi Vijayan has been trying to turn Kerala into a Hindu-free state like Kashmir. The VHP slammed that the state government instead of protecting women’s right it has resorted to atrocities against the Ayappa devotees. The VHP accused him of repeatedly torturing Hindus under the pretext of the implementing the Supreme Court decision. In the name of preserving the rights of women, he is abusing the women themselves very cruelly, said Surendra Jain.
The VHP further said that it has decided not to go to the Supreme court on this matter as there are already 13 cases pending in the court. According to the VHP, the Sabarimala matter is delayed so there is no point in filing another petition regarding this matter. The VHP said that it will rather support other groups who have filed a petition in the Supreme court to review its controversial judgement to allow women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala shrine.
Meanwhile, Kerala High Court has lashed out at the Communist Kerala government for its high-handedness and brutality in dealing with Hindu devotees present at the Sabarimala shrine. The Kerala High Court observations come hours after the Kerala police forcefully evicted several Hindu devotees from the Sabarimala temple.