Udupi, Oct 16: A group of Muslims under the aegis of the Udupi District Muslim Souharda Vedike staged a demonstration here on Saturday to denounce the statements made against Pejawar seer and Sri Krishna Mutt during the recently held Swabhimana Samavesha, the valedictory ceremony of Chalo Udupi'.
They claimed that the Mutt has offered equal opportunity of participation during the ongoing Paryaya.
If the so-called progressive people make an attempt to lay siege to the mutt, the Muslim community would be there to protect the Mutt, the agitators said.
Pejawar Blood Donation Team president Mohammed Arif said the Vedike will intensify the protest if the organisers do not tender an unconditional apology for the statements made. Many Muslim and Dalit leaders participated in the protest.
On October 9, addressing the valedictory programme of the “Chalo Udupi”, social activist and “Chalo Una” organiser Jignesh Mevani had given a deadline of two months for the Udupi mutts to stop the practice of pankti bedha. Besides, many other speakers at the event had criticised Pejawar seer for allegedly promoting casteism.
This is amusing. First ask pejawar seer why he keeps endorsing all the abuses and threats against the Muslims community during the \Hindu samajotsavas\" where he's the main organiser. Pejawar seer is the leading light of the VHP and Bajrang Dal. Please ask him to tell his group the VHP and Bajrang Dal to stop killing and raping Muslims (nowadays in the name of beef as well), then he can ask for their support. Thank you"
These are Muslims just in name. We need to know how much BJP & RSS has promised to give them for this publicity stunt. pejawar is behind the growth of the RSS and BD in the region, that has made life of Muslims miserable, and think they are 2nd class citizens. He was a leading light of the Babri demolition, and also behind the gau rakshaks who beat up and kill muslim traders . Instead of hiding behind these 'Muslims for rent', BJP and RSS should \protect\" Pejawar themselves, if they have any shame"
Members of Udupi District Muslim Souharda Vedike (Bunch of Jokers in Udupi) , first of all you people protect yourself then talk about protecting the temple.
One of your hardcore Member (ANSAR) he himself is a THIEF, he had stolen gold at his own home in 2003, his father registered complaint in Udupi town police station. after investigation police arrested him.
Who is this Arif. Is he representative of Muslim community. I think such people led the protesters of sangh parivar to pelt stones to Masjids and shops/houses belongs to Muslims. I hope these ppl gave information to sangh parivars aboutthe Muslims who sacrifice animals. Is he really Arif and only a name given by sangh parivar to divide muslim community.