The All India Hindu Convention has raised concern over Indian democracy and increasing secularism which is becoming a problem to establish Hindu Rashtra in India. The convention also said they would call the BJP government as their government only when Prime Minister Narendra Modi stops cow slaughter and builds Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
Meanwhile, a member of Sanatan Dharma Prachar Seva Samiti, Sadhvi Saraswati, has demanded that those who consume beef should be â€œexecutedâ€, PTI reported on Thursday. â€œI appeal to the government of India that those people who consider eating the meat of their own mother [cows] as a status symbol, should be hanged to death,â€ Sadhvi Saraswati said at the inauguration of All India Hindu Convention in Goa on Wednesday.
â€œProtection of cow is our duty,â€Â The Times of IndiaÂ quoted her as saying. â€œWe should apply the same laws which are applied for homicide cases against people found butchering cattle.â€
Sadhvi Saraswati is the president of Sanatan Dharma Prachar Seva Samiti in Madhya Pradeshâ€™s Chhindwara district. The event in Goa was organised by the Hindu Janajagriti Samiti, which is allied to the Sanathan Sanstha â€“ some of whose activists were allegedly involved in the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in August 2013. More than 130 Hindu organisations, from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal are in Goa to attend the four-day long event.
Sadhvi Saraswati also said it was important for Hindus to keep arms at homes or â€œwe will be destroyed in futureâ€. She also said there was no such thing as â€œsaffron terrorismâ€, and that â€œsaffron means a life dedicated to the nation and dharmaâ€.
Meanwhile, Sanatan Sanstha spokesperson Abhay Vartak took on the Bharatiya Janata Party government. â€œThere are BJP ministers in Goa who speak in support of beef, in the North East a minister says he eats beef, in Delhi a Union Minister says he loves beef,â€ Vartak said according toÂ The Indian Express. â€œIs gau mata food for them?â€
The Opposition demanded action against Sadhvi Saraswati. â€œThe stateÂ government has become a party to the entire programme by maintaining silence and allowing it to continue,â€ All India Congress Committee Secretary Girish Chodankar told PTI. He further said that the government should take suo motu cognisance of her statements and file an FIR against her for â€œhate speechâ€.