HJS demands ban on crackers for creating pollution and denigrating Deities

HJS submits memorandum to Police and Govt. Administration

HJS activists submitting memorandum to Naib Tehsildar Chandrakant Shinde (on right) at Tuljapur

Tuljapur (Dist Dharashiv) : Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) submitted a memorandum to Naib Tehsildar Chandrakant Shinde demanding a ban on crackers for creating pollution and denigrating Deities. A similar memorandum was also submitted to Police Inspector (PI) Ajinath Kashid by Mr Suresh Naikwadi, Kaustubh Jevalikar, Deepak Palange, and Sanatan Sanstha’s Umesh Kadam.

HJS activists handing over the memo to PI Ajinath Kashid
HJS activists giving the memorandum to Mahesh Chaudhari, a distributor of crackers

Dharashiv – Memorandum was submitted to Dy. District Collector Shivakumar Swami and Mahesh Chaudhari, a distributor of crackers by HJS activists viz. Mr Santosh Pimpley and Mr Bhagavan Shriname.

Latur – Mr Ganesh Patil of HJS handed over a memorandum to Naib Tehsildar Bheemashankar Barure (Revenue Dept.) on 1.11.2021

Solapur – HJS submitted memorandums to District Collector’s office and the office of the Police Commissioner.

It has been stated in the memorandum that

1. Crackers made in China have poisonous ingredients like potassium chloride and potassium fluoride. There is a ban in India on the use of a mixture of these two chemicals which are used in crackers; therefore, crackers made in China, although comparatively cheaper, cause a lot of pollution, and immediate action should be taken against sellers of such crackers along with legal action.

2. Crackers with pictures of Deities on their cover lead to the denigration of that Deity since on bursting such crackers, the picture of the Deity gets shredded to pieces; hurting religious sentiments of Hindus. Under Indian laws, hurting religious sentiments is a punishable crime. Printing religious symbols or pictures on commercial products is also a crime.

A shopkeeper immediately removes crackers with Deities’ pictures on receiving complaint from a HJS activist

Solapur – Mr Sathe, the owner of a crackers’ shop known as ‘Shri Sadguru Crackers’ had kept crackers for sale which had a picture of Shri Lakshmi. Mr Sandip Dhage, an HJS activist had complained with the Fauzdar Chawadi police station, against Mr Sathe. The police, therefore, appealed to local vendors not to sell crackers with pictures of Deities. Later, the shopkeepers took out such crackers crackers with pictures of Deities.

Memorandum submitted by HJS at Belgaum and Vasagade

Devout Hindu activists submitting memorandum to Dr. Vikram Awate (on left), the Law and Order Officer

Belgaum : On 2.11.2021, HJS submitted a memorandum to Dr. Vikram Awate, the Law and Order Officer at Belgaum, demanding a ban on sale of crackers for causing pollution and denigration of Deities. HJS activists viz. Mr Sudhir Herekar, Mrs Ujwala Gawade and Mr Sadanand Masekar, a devout Hindu, were present on the occasion.

Vasagade (Dist Kolhapur) : On 1.11.2021, a memorandum with the demands of imposition of a ban on crackers for causing pollution and denigrating Deities was submitted to Dy. Sarpanch Sanjay Patil at Vasagade by HJS. It was also demanded through the memorandum that the religion-based ‘Halal’ certification system operated in secular India should be immediately stopped. Mr Shivaji Koli, a devout Hindu and HJS activists viz. Mr Santosh Sanagar and Mrs Vijaya Vesanekar were present on the occasion.

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