Kolhapur: The most beloved deity of Hindus, Lord Ganesh’s pictures were displayed on latches of bathrooms & toilets of a Muslim Hostel situated at Dasara chowk. On receiving this information, staunch Hindus acted immediately and met the concerned head of the hostel. They demanded that the latches having Lord Ganesh’s picture be immediately removed.
The said hostel consists of 6 toilets and 3 bathrooms. The latches of toilet doors have an inverted picture of Lord Ganesh, i.e. with his feet on top and head below and those of the bathroom doors have a regular picture of Lord Ganesh. The concerned Muslim head of the hostel, on being approached, bluntly rejected the charges saying ‘I do not know who fixed the latches.’
At this time, Hindus complained to the Muslim leader saying, ‘You are deliberately doing such acts to denigrate deities!’ Later, the said latches having Lord Ganesh’s picture were removed in the presence of the police. Members present at the venue include Shri. Madhukar Nazare and Shri. Shivanand Swami of the HJS, VHP District Minister Shri. Shrikant Potnis, Bajrang Dal District President Shri. Sanjay Saadvilkar, Shri. Balasaheb Suryavanshi, Anna Potdar, Ranjit Ayarekar, Mahesh Ursaal, Sachin Pokale, Sagar Ghatge, Sandip Laad, Karveer Taluka Chief of Shivsena Shri. Raju Yadav.
(Congratulations to the staunch Hindus of Kolhapur for having acted promptly for curbing denigration of Lord Ganesh! O Hindus, develop this type of a proactive attitude within yourselves!
Do Muslims consider Hindus to be fools? They are falsely rejecting real charges for having denigrated Lord Ganesh. Muslims dare to commit such evil acts because of the impotent attitude of Hindus. O Hindus, it’s time to rekindle ‘Hinduteja’ akin to that of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, or else we shall lose our identity! – Editor)