Hindu Mahasabha calls for 'jalabhishek' at disputed site in Varanasi

Hindu Mahasabha calls for

IndiaTvbcd23e_Hindu-Mahasabha46024Lucknow, Jul 29 -Pro-Hindu Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) has given a call to its workers from across the country for Jalabhishek programme at Shringar Gauri temple, located behind Gyanvapi Masjid in the temple city of Varanasi. The program is planned on August 3, the first Monday of the holy Shravan month of the Hindu calander. At Shringar Gauri temple, performing religious rituals is restricted. The ABHM claimed that the event will be part of their “Islam mukt Bharat (Islam-free India)” campaign under Kashi Vishwanath Mukti Andolan. Millions of devotees are expected to throng the Vishwanath Temple on August 3. Varanasi is the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ABHM working president Kamlesh Tiwari told that today that more than 1,000 party workers and leaders would join the Jalabhishek programme. When asked on seeking permission from the Varanasi district authority for the programme, Mr Tiwari said, “We do not need permission from any person or authority for offering prayers at any Hindu religious place. Our workers will perform the ‘Jalabhishek’ at Shringar Gauri, which is a temple of Goddess Parvati, and launch an agitation to free Gyanvapi area from Muslims." He said the organisation is not holding any demonstration and would only worship in the temple which is the right of every Indian. The ABHM has provided a mobile number on social media to facilitate people to join and support the campaign. In the posters and banners prepared for the campaign, the ABHM has written provocative slogans. Meanwhile , officials in Varanasi said entry to Shringar Gauri is prohibited and people are not allowed to perform any ritual there.

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