Dharma on agenda at Hindu meet
Heads of Hindu religious institutions from across the country will converge in Mumbai for a two-day meet to chalk out a plan to counter terror and “protect the Hindu dharma”, reports Sweta Ramanujan-Dixit.Updated: Jan 28, 2009 01:03 IST
Heads of Hindu religious institutions from across the country will converge in Mumbai for a two-day meet to chalk out a plan to counter terror and “protect the Hindu dharma”.
“It is a sin to be the majority in this country,” said Swami Dayanand Saraswati, convenor of the Acharya Sabha. “We are meeting to deliberate on how society can understand the dangers the dharma is facing and how we can address these without violence.”
The convention is being held under the banner of the Dharma Raksha Manch, an organisation formed by heads of various outfits.
Slamming terms like ‘saffron terror’, the religious heads said Hindus could never be terrorists. “It has been our tradition to end terrorism,” said Swami Hanasdas, secretary of the All India Mahamandaleshwar.
The plan is to launch a nationwide agitation and prepare people to tackle terror. The nature of the agitation will be finalised during the convention. “We want to do it on a humanitarian level,” said Swami Dnyandas, president of the Akhada Parishad Mahanat. “The terrorists should know we have had enough.”
The meet will culminate in a public address at the Somaiya grounds in Sion on Thursday.
First Published: Jan 28, 2009 01:02 IST