Rishikesh, Raghwacharya Maharaj from Rewasa Peeth,Parmanand Maharaj, Krishan Muni Maharaj, Jain MuniVimal Sagar Maharaj, Ramkamaldas Vedanti fromKashi, Nrityagopaldas of Ramjanmabhoomi Trust, VHPgeneral secretary Dr Pravin Togadiya, RamvilasMaharaj, Devendranath Maharaj, Ravindraji Maharaj,Chaitanya Maharaj, Harigiri Maharaj, ShivshankargiriMaharaj and senior Sangh Pracharak Shri MadhubhaiKulkarni
In the inimitable fashion that is unique to her, SadhviRitambara observed that the country has never before beenso vulnerable as it is today. She said that instead of Jawaharlal Nehru, if Mahatma Gandhi made Sardar Patelthe Prime Minister, the country would not have been in sucha sorry plight.... The Sadhvi observed that whenever theMotherland has found itself in a crisis, saints and seershave risen up in its defense. She also gave a piece of her mind to the media asking it to be more professional andunbiased. “We have a dream of a United India and we willnot rest unless we realize it” declared the Sadhvi.While Akahda Parishad’s Gyandas Maharaj cautioned thegovernment not to be sympathetic to the perpetrators of terror, its General Secretary urged the media to bebipartisan and professional, Dharmagiri Maharaj deploredthe double standards of the Muslims who while rejecting acommon civil code in respect of personal laws and stickingto the shariat for the same, pointed out that they do notshow the same partiality in respect of application of shariatlaws for penal offences. He wondered when even Muslimcountries have a common penal and civil code, why Indiashould have a separate civil code for Muslims based on theshariat !!
Others who addressed the huge gathering included SwamiChinmayanand ,who said today’s government has damagedself-respect. He was of the opinion that if Afzal Guru hadbeen hanged, the November 26, 2008 incident in Mumbaiwould not have occurred. He challenged the terrorists tocome out of stealth and darkness and face our Jawans inhand-to-hand combat. Addressing the youth, he asked themto give their youth to the country so that a spiritual India isresurrected. He said the Preamble of Constitution shouldhave spiritualism rather than secularism. Tanpure Maharajof Varkari Sampraday said that Shivaji’s Maharashtracannot allow terrorism. And for this, he said, we should allcome together, overcoming the differences of caste andcreed and linguistic divisions.
A section of the sea of humanity that gathered at the Rally
Ramdayal Maharaj warned the government to stop ill-treatment of majority community under the guise of secularism. Parmatmanand Maharaj of Acharya Mahasabhawas of the opinion that increase in terrorism is a direct resultof lack of political will and determination.
Hindu leaders urgeMuslim clergy to issueFatwa against terror
Close up of some of the saints at the rally
Sadhvi Ritambaraji HH Asarambapu Maharaj arriving at the venue