On Sunday, July 9, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, issued a press release, after the brutal murder of a Jain Acharya in Belagavi came to the fore and the pieces of his dead body were found. The release stated, ‘The brutal murder of Digambar Jain monk Acharya, Kam Kumar Nandi, in Chikodi, Belagavi, Karnataka, on Wednesday, has shocked the entire spiritual-Dharmic fraternity and ecosystem of Bharat.’
‘Strongly condemning the inhuman incident, the Central Secretary General of Vishva Hindu Parishad, Milind Parande, said today, that the abduction of Venerable Jain Acharya, who taught the lesson of non-violence to the world, and then the chopping of his holy body by Jihadis seems somehow to be the result of the anti-Hindu policies of the Congress-led government in the state. The Jain monk had been serving the local society by staying at Anand Parvat for the last 15 years.’, it further said.
Calling out the statements and actions by the newly elected Siddaramaiah-led government, the VHP then added, ‘Ever since the ministers of the new state government have been talking about removing the anti-cow slaughter and the anti-conversion laws, the audacity of the Dharma-Drohi and anti-national forces has increased. By curbing these criminals that are spikes in the society, the murderers and their accomplices should be hanged to death without delay.’
The VHP further expressed, ‘The VHP Secretary General, while paying his tributes to the Venerated Jain Muni, an icon of humanism, also said that due to the anti-Hindu policies of the government, neither the Sadhus nor the Bharatiya society are safe in the state today. If anyone is enjoying the liberty of roaming free and the licentiousness of being free radicals and law breakers, then it is the Islamic Jihadis and extremists!’
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has demanded that the Congress government should come out of its anti-Hindu mindset by apologizing to the Hindu Jain community on the inhuman incident.