Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), November 05 (KMS): Yati Narsinghanand, Hindutva leader and the priest of Ghaziabad’s Dasna Devi temple, is adamant to organise a ‘dharma sansad’ and a preparatory meeting at the temple at any cost next month after he was denied a permission to hold both events.
The authorities in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh denied him the permission. Narsinghanand, who is known for extremely violent, communal and sexist statements, had announced to hold a three-day ‘dharma sansad’ on December 17, the birth anniversary of former Member of Indian Parliament and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Baikunth Lal Sharma, and a preparatory meeting earlier on December 6.
Last year on this day, the Haridwar Dharma Sansad was also held which gained Yati Narsinghanand some popularity because, a number of major religious leaders, hardline fundamentalist militants and Hindutva organisations and right-wing activists, joined the event to spit out venomous hate speech against minorities, mobilization to violence and anti-Muslim sentiment.
Meanwhile, Narsinghanand said, “Dharma Sansad will be held in the temple premises that is why no permission is required for it. And, it is not being held for the first time. We will organize it at any cost. If police and administration create hindrance, seers will lodge their protest.”