If Temples can be Built in UAE and USA, why not Jesus Statue in India? – U T Khader
Mangaluru: “The BJP and its rightwing organizations have shown their cheap mentality by protesting against the construction of the statue of Jesus at Kanakapura. The Christian community has sacrificed a lot with selfless service to society. If leprosy patients are treated it is only in Fr Muller Hospital. There were no proper hospitals for treating psychiatric patients. Fr Muller Hospital came forward to open the psychiatric ward. The Christian community has not misused their power”, said former minister U T Khader when asked about the Kanakapura Chalo agitation under the leadership of Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat.
Responding to a question by journos U T Khader said, “Constructing the Jesus statue is for unity, brotherhood and peace. Christians have started medical colleges, educational institutions and hospitals all over the country for the benefit of all. We talk about patriotism but we hesitate to treat leprosy patients. Fr Muller hospital started the first leprosy ward, Christian religious leaders have beautified places wherever they have settled. Why are those who are protesting against the Christians not doing it? In Kanakapura people are living in peace and harmony. The intention of those protesting against Christians is to divide and rule”.
U T Khader further said, “I had attended the programme in St Agnes college, those who studied there and have reached great heights in life have donated in crores of Rupees for the development of the college. The Christian community created a revolution in the field of education which we should remember. In Dubai they give land to construct Temples and churches, in the USA they allow the construction of Temples, If Temples can be Built in UAE and USA, why not Jesus Statue in India? The government has given permission to construct the statue of Jesus in Kanakapura. They are doing it legally so those who oppose it should do it legally instead of protesting. What is wrong in erecting the statue? Why is Prabhakar Bhat creating problems in Bengaluru? Let the people of Bengaluru live in peace.”