Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has condemned the decision of the Buldhana police to book Nilesh Adhav of the Sri Swami Samarth Parivar for performing a pooja on the Samruddhi Marg to ensure that accidents do not take place on the super highway in future. Adhav had recently performed ‘Maha Mrutunjay havan’ and also prayed for the peace of the souls of the 24 persons who had died in an accident in Sindkhedraja taluka on the highway when their bus got burnt in an accident on July 1.
Complaint filed under Anti-Black Magic Act
The complaint was filed by Hamid Dabholkar of the Andha Shraddha Nirmulan Samiti under the Anti-Black Magic Act. Dabholkar told the FPJ on Wednesday that he came across a video in which the organisers claimed that they have buried a ‘yantra’ at a spot on the expressway after chanting Maha Mruntunjay verses because of which no accidents would take place within 10km from the spot where the burial had taken place.
“Further, they claimed that even if accidents occurred on the expressway in future no one would die,” he added. Dabholkar said since it is a crime to make such claims he filed a complaint.
VHP reacts to the complaint
National spokesperson of the VHP, Vinod Bansal, said it was shocking that the performance of havan is regarded as a superstition. The police should not act against the beliefs of Hindus. “I wonder why they are not acting against Christian groups which convert people by promising miracle cures. The social media is full of videos showing people being cured miraculously at these Christian meets,” he observed. He has said VHP will ask the Maharashtra government to direct the Buldhana police to withdraw the action against the Samarth Parivar coordinator.
Bus accident kills 25
Earlier this month, a horrifying incident took place when a bus carrying 34 passengers caught fire on Samruddhi Expressway which claimed 25 lives. The accident, described as a series of unfortunate events, occurred in the early hours of the morning.