Act banning cow-slaughter will be implemented soon in Maharashtra : Shri. Sudhir Mungantiwar, Finance Minister

Representation with demands by Warkaris and pro-Hindu organizations submitted

Finance Minister Shri. Sudhir Mungantiwar (in centre) accepting representation from H.B.P. Shriram  Maharaj Joshi, H.B.P. Shrirampant Sonolikar, H.B.P. Nivrutti Maharaj Vakte, H.B.P. Devrao Maharaj  Vanave (on left) and Shri. Sunil Ghanavat (at the back)

Nagpur (Maharashtra) : A meeting will soon be held at Mumbai to fulfill the demands and solve various obstacles faced by Warkari Sampradaya. Amendments will be carried out in anti-superstitions Act withinthe framework of law; suggestions made by pro-Hindu organizations will be considered and incorporated.

The Bill regarding ban on cow-slaughter has been ready and will be implemented by obtaining approval of the President.

The above assurances were given by State Finance Minister, Shri. Sudhir Mungantiwar today, to the delegation of Warkari Sect and pro-Hindu organizations in the hall of Van-bhavan at Nagpur.

A delegation comprising members of Warkari Sect and pro-Hindu organizations met Shri. Mungantiwar in the morning and had discussions with him on various issues. H.B.P. Nivrutti Maharaj Vakte, the President of Rashtriya Warkari Sena, H.B.P. Shriram Maharaj Joshi, of Warkari Sampradaya and a member of VHP, H.B.P. Dr. Shrirampant Sonolikar, scientist and philosopher from Warakari Sampradaya, H.B.P. Devarao Maharaj Vanave, Joint Secretary of Rashtriya Warkari Sena, Shri. Balasaheb Desai of ‘Purti’ group, Shri. Sunil Ghanavat, Shri. Arvind Pansare and Shri. Shrikant Pisolkar of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) and Shri. Sanadkumar Gupta of VHP were the members of delegation that met the Minister.

Shri. Sudhir Mungantiwar said, “All problems presented by Warkaris will be discussed in a meeting to be held at Mumbai. I have the same set of demands that has been given to the Chief Minister Shri. Devendra Fadanvis. There is no difference between him and me. Decision on Warakaris’ demand cannot be taken now as the winter session is going on and it is necessary to have a meeting at Mumbai.”

Other demands by Warkaris and pro-Hindu organizations

1. The erstwhile Congress Government set up a committee headed by Prof. Shyam Manav for implementation of anti-superstitions Act. The committee was given funds to the tune of Rs. 1 crore for this work; but rather than propagation of anti-superstitions Act, the Government committee functioning under Prof. Manav, has been hurting religious sentiments of Warkari Sect; criticizing Dharma and Saints in derogatory manner. This committee which is spreading atheism and provoking religious sentiments of Warkaris and other religious citizens at the cost of the Government should be dissolved immediately.

2. Act banning cow-slaughter should be immediately implemented in Maharashtra and all legal and illegal slaughter-houses should be closed down. Maharashtra Legislative Assembly has sent the Bill on imposition of ban on cow-slaughter to the President for approval in 1995. Even after 19 years, the Bill is pending for President’s approval. Besides Maharashtra, there is ban on cow-slaughter even in other States but there too, it is not being implemented effectively; so prompt implementation is necessary.

3. The Education Board has decided to include a lesson on anti-superstitions Act in text books which is a ploy to make small children lose faith in Dharma. Children studying till 5th standard do not have proper idea about faith and superstition. ANiS has been targeting only Hindu Dharma and inculcating wrong sanskars in children; therefore, such lesson should not be included in curriculum. These are the various demands made by delegation of Warkaris.

Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat