Deliberate efforts made to divide Hindu Religion – Pejawar Swamiji
Udupi: Hitting hard on the organizers of Chalo Udupi march, the Swamiji of Pejawar Math Sri Vishwesha Teertha said, “Deliberate efforts are being made to divide the Hindu religion. I have not received any information on Kanaka Nade which is scheduled to be held on October 23 against “Chalo Udupi”, I do not say it is wrong but it should be held peacefully. If anyone enters Sri Krishna Math with the intention of harming us, I will sit on an indefinite fast. Government has to play a role in protecting Sri Krishna Math”. He was addressing the media persons at a press meet held at the Sri Krishna Math on Thursday, October 13.
The march was held to condemn the murder of Praveen Poojary, The Pejawar Swamiji opined that his imaged was maligned during the march and the protestors issued threats of entering Sri Krishna Math. They had also used abusive language against him.
“I am a secular person, I have condemned the murder of Praveen Poojary and continue to condemn the attacks in the name of cow protection”. “ I am even more secular than those intellectuals and politicians as I continue to condemn Muslim and Hindu terrorism”.
I voice for equality, I urge the government to treat Hindus and Muslims equally. Muslims have great respect for me, Christians and Muslims have shown their respect by extending their support and co-operation during the Paryaya. Dalits have special respect and love for me, while I had visited their house they had welcomed me with great love and respect. We don’t expect them to fall at our feet but when they do it out of love we do not refuse. I am the first Swamiji who has spoken against untouchability. I have been working for the upliftment of dalits from 45 years and will continue to work for them.
The anti-Hindu intellectuals do not want to accept the good work I have been doing to unite Muslims and Dalits, their intentions will be defeated.
Many devotees dine together in Sri Krishna Math. Dalits and people from the backward class also join us. The people who joined the Chalo Udupi march have visited Sri Krishna Math. Some Brahmins prefer to sit separately and eat food, it is even in practice in Dharmasthala, Subramanya, Sringeri and other places.
The society is moving towards equality, but efforts being made to divide the people by intellectuals by spreading hatred is condemnable. The intellectuals who say harmony has to be catered are dividing the Hindus.