VHP and Bajrang Dal demand ban on non-Hindu merchants at temple fairs in Karnataka

Karnataka News: Right-wing groups have again started a campaign to boycott Muslim traders near temple fairs in Karnataka. Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal have submitted a memorandum to the Tumakuru District Collector. It has been said that merchants of other religions should not be allowed to enter the temple fair which will be held at the Gubbi Channabasaveshwar temple from February 25 to March 19.

Pro-Hindu groups also warned of the protests in their memo submitted to Tumakuru Collector YS Patil on Thursday. He said that if businessmen of other religions are allowed to do business directly or indirectly in the temple premises or around 100 meters, then there will be a strong protest against them.

demand for legislation

Bajrang Dal leader Manju Bhargava said that Channabasaveshwar Rathotsav will be organized in a grand way. He also warned against protests if non-Hindus were allowed to do business near the temple. At the same time, Vishwa Hindu Parishad District Chairman GK Srinivas said, “It is very clear that there is no scope for people of other faiths to do business at temple premises and religious fairs. This law must be implemented.” .

Such incidents have happened before

Earlier this month, in a similar incident, the Mangaluru police removed banners from the Kadri Sri Manjunatha temple fair. In which it was said that Muslim merchants are not allowed to do their business near the temple. According to the police, the banners were put up by Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal. Police also said that these banners mentioned last year’s kitchen bomb explosion and claimed that the defendants’ main target was the Kadri Manjunath temple.

Police said the banners also said that only traders who believe in the rituals and ceremonies of Hinduism will be allowed to continue their trade and business. We tell you that in November last year, banners were also put up at the Champa Shashti ceremony of the Kukke Subrahmanya temple demanding a ban on Muslim vendors.

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