Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Haryana has expressed its anger over the acquisition of the Chandi Mata Temple by the Haryana Government and the Durga Mata Temple at Banbhuri village in Hisar district. On this subject, Shri Rishi Pal Shastri, State Secretary, VHP said that this decision of the Government is extremely objectionable.
At the time of the lockdown, when all social and religious institutions were doing service work, the government quietly took this decision as it could be opposed in normal circumstances. In Beri (Rohtak), a similar decision was made by the Government to acquire a temple which was withdrawn after protest from the local Hindu community and VHP.
The State Secretary further said that the Central Government is constructing and operating the Shri Ram Temple in Ayodhya by creating a non-government trust. So does the Haryana Government oppose the Central Government’s policy of keeping govt out of temple administration? “Widespread offerings in temples will lead to welfare schemes” – doesn’t this statement by the Chief Minister hurt Hindu sentiments? The Haryana Government should make it clear, what are the welfare works that the administration has suggested and temples have refused to take up, Shri Shastri added.
VHP, Haryana demands that the Government should not do any work which may force Hindu community to agitate against its decisions, the State Secretary said. The previous Congress Government attempted to acquire the Durga Mata temple of Banbhuri which failed as a result of the huge agitation by Hindu community.
Therefore, the Government should not compel the Hindu community to agitate and should immediately withdraw this anti-Hindu decision. The Government may place before the society what welfare works they want to do with temple money.
(The above report is based on a press release provided by Shri Vinod Bansal, National Spokesperson, VHP)
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