Akola (Maharashtra) : Telangana Government announced 530 additional buses to ply to Godavari Pushkar Mela of Hindus so also 50% increase in bus fare on that route whereas declared Rs. 26 crores aid to Muslims on the occasion of ‘Ramzan’. It also extends aid for Haj pilgrimage and all facilities to Haj pilgrims; but the secular Government levies additional tax on Hindus’ pilgrimages. Such increase in bus fare is a deliberate attempt to put restrictions on Hindus’ pilgrimages and infuriating move of the Government.
Telangana Government should immediately withdraw such increase in bus fare on ‘Godavari Pushkar Yatra’; moreover, give 50 % discount on its original fare and extend necessary facilities to devotees at the place of pilgrimage. The Central Film Censor Board should not issue certificate of release to anti-Hindu film ‘Mohalla Assi’ which has hurt religious sentiments of billions of Hindus and cases should be filed against the people associated with this film. The above demands were made during demonstrations held under the aegis of ‘Rashtriya Hindu Andolan’. It was also demanded that all works related to ‘Simhastha Parva’ should be completed by the State Government without further delay by providing necessary funds.
About 40 devout Hindus, including H.B.P. Mate Maharaj, H.B.P. Mohan Maharaj Gondchaure, H.B.P. Masane Maharaj, H.B.P. Girish Kulkarni Maharaj from Warkari Sampradaya, Shri. Prashant Patil of ‘Adarsh Gou-seva Mandal’, Shri. Paramjit Singh Ghuman, Shri. Gajanan Adhav and Shri. Naresh Kopekar of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti and Sou. Pratima Jadi of Sanatan Sanstha participated in demonstrations. A representation signed by 700 citizens was later submitted to the District Collector for forwarding to the State Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Telangana and Central Information and Broadcasting Ministry, New Delhi.
Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat