Meerut: Hindu temple attacked, workers beaten up for installing loudspeaker for bhajans

Recently, a few news outlets, including Hindu Post, have been working tirelessly to bring to readers the ground conditions of various areas in Meerut, which is witnessing a flight of Hindus over the past 3 years. It is estimated that at least 125 families, and up to 1 Lakh Hindus, have already fled Meerut.

Now, because a few honest channels have sent correspondents to Meerut, we are also coming to know of other incidents which otherwise would never have been known. All of these are, of course, of the “Muslims beat up Hindu” type. Otherwise, it would have been national news, and candles would have been in high demand throughout the country. No such luck for candle sellers in this case though.

One such incident came to light yesterday. A small Hindu temple had “dared to” install a loudspeaker to play bhajans. After all, even the smallest mosque has loudspeakers to remind the momin and kafir of the namaaz times. And it is considered very un-secular to complain about these (as Sonu Nigam once found out).

But Hindus are not the “most favoured community” in Bharat. So, what happens when a mandir installs a loudspeaker to play bhajans? A peaceful community gets upset, collects a mob, attacks the mandir, and beats up the workers there.

The temple that was attacked because it installed a loudspeaker. Courtesy Sudarshan News

Worker beaten up at the temple. Courtesy Sudarshan news

Police security posted at temple after the attack. Courtesy Sudarshan News

And yes, not even a single candle was sold on account of this incident.


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Vinay Kumar
Devout Hindu and practising brahmin, very interested in history and current affairs of Bharat. Do not believe in birth-based "caste" but rather varna based on swadharma and swabhava, and personal commitment to that varna's dharmas. I don't judge people by the religion they profess: every human being should be treated with equal dignity. At the same time, I don't judge a religion by the people I know who profess it. A religion, like any doctrine, should be subjected to critical examination using facts and reason.