New Delhi. The nation, enraged by the brutal mass murder of venerable saints and their driver at Palghar, today lighted a lamp to pay its respects to the righteous souls and reiterated its demand for the harshest of punishment for the culprits! Offering his tribute by lighting a lamp at the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) headquarters in South Delhi, VHP’s Central Secretary General Milind Parande said that it is very unfortunate that many killers of the venerable saints in this country of Sadhu-Sants and Himalayan spiritual traditions are roaming in the open even on the 13th day of the killing. The whole of India, by lighting a lamp in the name of the saints has given the message of immense unity of Hindu society and it should not be taken lightly. Our true tribute will be the immediate arrest and harsh punishment of the actual killers and their masterminds. Also, the Hindu society always stands by the principle that no innocent person should be punished.
He said that the anti-Hindu wicked and malevolent activities by the communist political and non-political organizations along with the Christian missionaries have been inciting the innocent tribal brethren to violence in many places of the country including Palghar district. The heinous killings of Pujya Shri Shantikali Ji Maharaj in Tripura and Pujya Swami Laxmananand Ji Maharaj in Odisha were the results of such violent propensities on the parts of the said outlandish forces.
On the call of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha and All India Sant Samiti, numerous Akhadas, monasteries, temples, Ashrams, Gurudwaras and Jain Sthanaks, houses and business centres, etc., across India offered Diya-tributes to the immortal martyrs of Palghar, while fully observing the COVID-19 lockdown protocol. Additionally, memoranda addressed to the President of Bharat were also submitted to the Governors/LGs at several capitals of States/UTs and to DMs at district headquarters. The memorandum demanded a high-level investigation into the gruesome Palghar incident, arrest of the killers and their masterminds and exemplary punishment to them at the earliest.