SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellappally Natesan has said that it is due to the reluctance to declare oneself as Hindu, attacks are being carried out against Hindu saints and mutts.
He was speaking at the Dharmaraksha Sangamam organised by Dharma Rakshavedi on Sunday.
Vellappally said that there have been attempts from various corners against the Amrithanandamayi Math to tarnish its image so as to destroy the religion as a whole.
“It is high time that the Hindus stood united. Unity from Nayadi to Namboothiri should be our motive.” The Yogam won’t be go back from the agenda, even if “many from Changanassery abandon the move”, he said taking a dig at the NSS.
He also criticised Idukki Bishop regarding his remarks against Minister Adoor Prakash and for insulting UDF candidate Dean Kuriakose in Idukki.
“People respect the laity just because they are dressed in holy attire. When VT Balram MLA criticised Amma on facebook no one replied. But when he crticised Idukki Bishop every one in Kerala protested against his remarks and Balram was forced to apologise. It is surprising to note that a community having just 36 percent members in the Idukki constituency is claiming to be the deciding factor in the election,” Natesan said.
Natesan lauded the stance taken by Opposition Leader V S Achuthanandan made right comments on Amma issue.
In his inaugural address, Udupi Pejwar Matt head Swami Vishwesharatheerta, said the Hindu religious acharyas should put up a united fight against the attack on the Amritanandamayi Math.
“Amma had undertaken several welfare activities. But anti-Hindus are making false propaganda. Hence the Hindu community should resist such attempts.”
Swami Prakashananda, Matt head of Sivagiri Matt, Swami Viviktananda Saraswati, State coordinator of Chinmaya Mission, Swami Jnanamruthanandapuri, Kummanam Rajaseksharan and K V Madanan spoke on the occasion.