Hindu population in Sri Lanka has decreased by 3% in last 2 decades: Sachithanandan


PONDA : Stating that the Hindus in Sri Lanka are compelled to immigrate due to persistent attacks faced by them, Maravanpulavu Sachithanandan, a devout Sri Lankan Hindu, claimed the only remedy to this problem is the establishment of a Hindu nation, so that all Hindus in Sri Lanka could be provided shelter there.While addressing a press conference held on the sidelines of the All India Hindu Convention organised by the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti at Ramnathi, Ponda, Sachithanandan explained that during the last two decades, Hindu population in Sri Lanka has decreased by 3 per cent.

“Hundreds of temples in Sri Lanka have been demolished, and the Sri Lanka government is indulging in deporting Hindus or converting them to other faiths,” he alleged.

Convenor of Tamil Nadu-based NGO Hindu Makkal Katchi Arjun Sampath, senior advocate from Kerala Govind K Bharatan, national spokesperson of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti Ramesh Shinde and Tamil Nadu state co-ordinator of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, Shriram Luktuke also briefed the press persons on the plight of Hindus.

Sachithanandan said that “Hindu temples are being demolished in Sri Lanka even today. Temple lands are being appropriated, and poor Hindus are being converted by deceit. Incidents of ‘Love Jihad’ are also on the rise.”

While speaking on the killings of Hindu leaders in Tamil Nadu,  Sampath said the terrorist activities are not only restricted to Jammu and Kashmir, but are also being carried out in south.

Jihadis are also active in south, he added.

“During the last some years, 127 Hindu leaders have been killed by jihadis after issuing ‘fatawas,’ and the governments in the state and at the Centre are not taking the issue seriously due to the fear of losing the Muslim vote bank,” he said.

Senior advocate Govind Bharatan said the ‘Land Jihad’ is also being carried out in Kerala nowadays along with ‘Love Jihad’.

“These are practised in a planned manner with funding from Gulf countries. A large proportion of land is being purchased in Kerala. Hindu girls from poor families are forced to marry Muslim youth,” he said. Meanwhile, speaking during a Lawyers’ Session, Govind Bharatan, alleged that only the temples have been taken over and controlled by the government in the country, and added that on most of the temple management committees, anti-Hindu and persons of other religions have been appointed.

“The rulers and anti-Hindu elements are eyeing a large amount of donations and other valuables being offered at the temples by the devotees,” he alleged.

“It is necessary that only devout Hindus should be appointed on temple management committees. A petition will soon be filed to force the government to legislate an Act in this regard,” he said.

Advocate Hari Shankar Jain, president of Hindu Front for Justice, Uttar Pradesh, Advocate Amrutesh N P, vice-president of Lawyers’ Organisation, Karnataka, Advocate Sanjiv Punalekar, national secretary of Hindu Vidhidnya Parishad and Advocate Pravinkumar Hiremath narrated their experiences about the success they have achieved in  judicial fights in the interest of Hindus.