A march was taken out by the Samyukta Hindu Sangharsh Samiti in Gurgaon in support of Kalicharan Maharaj, accused of making derogatory remarks on Mahatma Gandhi. The march was mostly attended by the same radical Hindutva leaders who are opposing offering prayers in public places. During this, slogans of ‘Nathuram Godse amar rahe’ and ‘Godse saved the country’ were raised and violence was called.
Gurgaon: A protest march was taken out in Gurgaon, Haryana on Friday to demand the release of Kalicharan Maharaj, arrested for making objectionable remarks against Mahatma Gandhi.
In this protest march, mostly the same radical Hindutva leaders were involved, who are opposed to offering Namaz in public places.
Let us inform that on December 26, Kalicharan was arrested in Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur for alleged derogatory remarks on Mahatma Gandhi at a two-day ‘Dharma Sansad’ program.
According to the Indian Express report, the protest march was led by Kulbhushan Bharadwaj, who is also the legal advisor of the Samyukta Hindu Sangharsh Samiti.
Actually it is an organization of 22 local groups, which are protesting every Friday to offer Namaz in public places in Gurgaon.
This Friday’s march also includes former RSS and BJP leader Narendra Singh Pahari, who led a group disrupting a Christmas Eve program at a school in Pataudi last week, alleging conversion.
Mahavir Bharadwaj, state president of the Samyukta Hindu Sangharsh Samiti-Haryana, also took part in this protest. Bharadwaj had also participated in the Dharma Sansad held in Haridwar a few days back.
During the march, slogans of ‘Nathuram Godse amar rahe’ and ‘Godse ne desh bachaye’ were raised and there were calls for violence.
During this, protesters gathered near the Deputy Commissioner’s residence on Civil Lines raised slogans before marching to the Deputy Commissioner’s (DC) office amid the presence of heavy police forces.
The group included members of the Go-Rakshak Dal, Bajrang Dal and Hindu Sena from Manser.
Bhardwaj, former president of Gurgaon District Bar Association, said that he submitted a memorandum to the President in the office of the Deputy Commissioner, demanding the immediate release of Kalicharan.
Let us tell you that Bhardwaj is the same person who had defended the 19-year-old youth who shot an anti-CAA protestor near Jamia Millia in 2019.
“We support Sant Kalicharan’s remarks against Gandhi and condemn the manner in which the Chhattisgarh government arrested him,” he said. When the country was divided on the basis of religion, why did Gandhi not oppose it?
He further said, ‘The country will never forgive Gandhi for accepting the partition of the country. Hindu society has woken up and now we will not accept the insult of our saints.
Bhardwaj was suspended from the BJP in 2020 for anti-party activities. He is leading the protests against offering prayers in public places in Sector-47 and Sector-12 of Gurgaon.
He was also among 26 people who were arrested on October 29 for trying to disrupt Namaz in Sector 12A. He was later granted bail.
Narendra Singh Pahari, who contested the assembly elections from Pataudi in 2019, said, “When someone talks about Hindu Rashtra and Hindu interests, an FIR is lodged immediately, while nothing happens to others.”
Bharadwaj, who was a part of the Dharma Sansad in Haridwar, said, “The humiliation of Kalicharan’s arrest is a challenge to the Hindu society. He (Kalicharan) did not say anything which is punishable as per law. He was arrested under the pressure of some anti-nationals. Hindu society should not be provoked to such a situation where the question of law and order arises.
Demanding action against AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, the protesters announced a reward of Rs 22 lakh to any police officer in the country who arrested him.
Praveen Yadav, one of those who disrupted prayers in Gurgaon in recent weeks, said, “The administration has not taken any action against Owaisi, who is threatening Hindus in his speeches.”
In the memorandum submitted to the Tehsildar in the Mini Secretariat, it was said, ‘We oppose the arrest of Sant Kalicharan, a resident of Gurgaon. The investigation in this case is one-sided.
According to the memorandum, ‘Owaisi is continuously using abusive language against Hindus, but the police has not taken any action against him. Through this memorandum, we appeal to the President to immediately dismiss the case against Kalicharan.
Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner Yash Garg did not respond to a query in this regard.
Civil Lines SHO Ved Prakash said, “A group of people marched towards the office of the Deputy Commissioner and submitted a memorandum. The situation was peaceful. We have not received any complaint of any kind of alleged slogan-shouting during the protest march and suo motu cognizance has been taken in the matter.
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