“Hindu swamis” insulted Hinduism with their hate speech: Karan Singh headed the foundation
Trustees of the Temple of Understanding India Foundation, headed by Congress veteran Karan Singh, on Wednesday called the alleged hate speech against minorities by “some Hindu swamis” “shocking” and said India could not. not allow hostile and confrontational statements from any religion, much less from Hinduism which represents the vast majority in the country.
They expressed their deep “shock and horror” at the “declarations” of some Hindu religious leaders to Dharma Sansad recently organized in Haridwar in Uttarakhand and in Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, and declared to have “insulted” Hinduism himself by making ““ such statements. ”These events underscore the importance of“ reviving ”the interfaith movement which strives to bring together people of different faiths in harmonious and creative dialogue, they stressed. ‘The Trustees of the Temple of Understanding India Foundation, chaired by Karan Singh, have expressed their deep shock and horror at the recent statements by some Hindu swamis in Hardwar and elsewhere. The open call for genocide of minorities is absolutely shocking they said in a statement.
Trustees of the Foundation stressed that the perpetrators will “surely” be punished under the law of the land because their statements are not only against the current legislation but against “the Constitution itself”, they stressed. “By making such statements, they have distorted the great Vedantic principles of common welfare and brotherhood found in the Upanishads which form the true basis of Hinduism, thus insulting Hinduism itself,” they said. .
“In a multi-religious, multilingual and multicultural country like India, we simply cannot afford hostile and confrontational statements from any religion, let alone Hinduism which represents the vast majority in the country, ”they added.
The foundation defends interfaith values within the secular framework of the United Nations in favor of peace, justice, human rights and environmental sustainability.
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