Mysuru: VHP staged demonstration to condemn demolition of Hindu temples

News Desk: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) staged a demonstration near the Mysuru Deputy Commissioner’s office, on Saturday, and chanted slogans against the district administration to condemn their decision of demolishing some Hindu temples.

Claims of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad

“We respect the Supreme Court order on temples, mosques and churches but the district administration is disturbing communal harmony. They are hell-bent on demolishing Hindu temples.

Without understanding the Supreme Court’s order, the district administration is destroying temples overnight. Before that, they should discuss with temple representatives.

We don’t understand why the authorities are busy in demolishing temples despite being aware of the pros and cons of the situation. They need to serve a notice before taking any action”

Who is Vishwa Hindu Parishad?

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is a right-wing Hindu organization based on Hindu nationalism. It’s objective is to organise, consolidate the Hindu society and to serve and protect the Hindu Dharma. It was established to construct and renovate Hindu temples, and deal with matters of cow slaughter and religious conversion.

The VHP has been criticized for contributing to violence against Muslims in India, most notably for its role in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992 over the Ayodhya dispute. The VHP is considered a member of the Sangh Parivar group, an umbrella term for Hindu nationalist organisations led by the RSS.