Anguished by the Indian state's constant hostile treatment of the Hindus in the form of skewed legislations, adverse court judgments and discriminatory behaviour of the executive, members and organisations of the community from different parts of the world have come together to put in place a set of demands addressed to the government
New Delhi: Hindus and their organisations from different parts of the world have come together to place before the government a set of demands -- which they have named as the "Hindu Charter" -- catering for the community. On Friday, they sought 'equal rights for Hindus' apart from making a whole lot of other demands.
As members of the umbrella group, Delhi MLA Kapil Mishra, columnist Sankrant Sanu and former senior MHA official MV Mani expressed anguish at the interference of courts in Hindu religious matters. The development assumes significance in the backdrop of the ongoing Sabarimala crisis.
Speaking to MyNation, Kapil Mishra said, "The core demand is to treat Hindus equally. Apart from that, their demands include repealing the FCRA Act and banning all foreign money inflow, enacting a law for the freedom of religious acts to prevent state interference in matters of faith and ban on beef export, etc.
Sanu explained, "We are not against people's culinary habit. But beef export must stop."
Hindu Charter includes the demand of declaring Ladakh and Jammu as union territories separated from kashmir till they can be declared as full-fledged states. On being told that this was a poll promise of the BJP, Sanu retorted, "Our job is to reiterate that and remind them of their promise."
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Last Updated Nov 23, 2018, 7:56 PM IST