Before goons and fanatics (using the word Hindu for them disgraces my sacred religion) demolish another mosque or church, they can go and bulldoze the Kathua temple, a disgraced structure now, and a symbol of national shame and stigma.
Till now it was a place of reverence and tranquility. But the temple’s sanctity and divinity were grounded by its very custodian, the caretaker priest and his accomplices in the vicious and disgusting acts of rape and murder of just eight-year-old girl within its premises. That too, right in the presence of murtis of Hindu goddesses from whom they seek morality and virtues in their ritualistic performances.
How a devout Kathua Hindu pass by that street or let alone enter the disgraced building which was once an abode of God and a space for personal invocation.
-By Promod Puri, Author Hinduism Beyond Rituals, Customs And Traditions. Editor progressivehindudialogue.com
It is indeed a thought-provoking matter. When responsible and powerful human beings have gone to the gutters, how the destruction of temples, mosques or churches will save the situation? All these places of worship are lifeless. The people who are managing them should be fired. Nobody knows how many places of worships are the dens of unethical and immoral activities. In the garb of religion, people feel inviolable and above the law. The law of the land is there to protect them. The recent two inhuman incidents of Khatua and Unnao are the glaring examples. The law of the land was hellbent to save them. What else? Even God does not know how to deal with his own agents on earth. The most urgent need is to educate the masses. The motto of Babasaheb Ambedkar ” Educate, …, … ( today his 127 birth anniversary) is not only for the Dalits but for each and every Indian. Unfortunately, the Dalits have hijacked his motto. The people in higher places are more in need of proper education than anybody else.
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