Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)
Mangaluru, Sep 21: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) observed that thefts are increasing in temples, shrines and Bhajana Mandirs located within the city police commissionerate limits here. VHP southern province secretary, Sharan Pumpwell, warned that unless the police take these incidents in all seriousness and find out the thieves involved, pro-Hindu organizations will join together and hold large scale protests and other forms of agitation to condemn the police failure.
He was addressing the participants of a protest organised at Neermarga junction here to condemn the failure of the police in arresting those responsible for the recent theft in Subrahmanya Bhajana Mandali, Neermarga, on Monday September 20.
"In addition to stealing valuables from religious centres, sacrilege is often committed by inserting offensive and dirty things into the donation boxes in an act of sacrilege. Obscene pictures are uploaded in social websites. Hindu community cannot remain a mute spectator to all these developments," he warned.
Hindu Jag ran Vedike Mangaluru leader, Ganaraj Bhat, pointed out that the police show their efficiency by hoisting cases against poor auto rickshaw drivers and catching hold of people involved with illegal sand transportation instead of targetting temple thieves. He wanted to know why the police have not been able to find out those who steal valuables from temples. "Are you disinterested to nab the culprits behind these thefts? You are enthusiastic when arresting agitators who speak the truth. If you are unable to find out and catch the thieves, we may have to take this responsibility ourselves," he said.
Subrahmanya, Bhajana Mandir office bearer, Sheshadri Bhat, president, Tukaram and others were present.
Sharan Pumpwell recalled that in connection with the increasing thefts from Daivasthanas, temples, Bhajana Mandirs, houses and increasing chain snatching cases, the police commissioner was met and petition to find out the culprits had been handed over, but so far the accused have not been found. He wanted to know whether this should be understood as the failure, weakness or helplessness of the police commissioner. He also demanded arrest of people involved with increasing anti-Hindu activities in Dakshina Kannada district.