The epic Hindu literature are followed by millions of Hindus, as sacred texts. People will not tolerate the belittling of the Ramayana characters, who are worshiped. They will cut off the tongues of writers if they do not stop insulting Hindu gods,â€� Siddalinga Swami said.
A day after right-wing outfit Sri Rama Sene founder Pramod Muthalik said that he will sue Kannada writers for naming his organization as a conspirator behind the killing of renowned writer and rationalist Dr MM Kalburgi, its state convener has now threatened to cut off the tongues of writers if they continue to “insult” Hindu gods.
Siddalinga Swami told reporters in Kalburgi in north Karnataka that Hindus were hurt by the comments of the litterateurs like Professor KS Bhagwan and Chandrashekhar Patil, who allegedly spoke ill of Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
“The epics are followed by millions of Hindus as sacred texts. People will not tolerate the belittling of Ramayana characters, who are worshipped. They will cut off the tongues of writers if they do not stop insulting Hindu gods,” he said.
Recently, in an interview to a Kannada TV channel, Professor Bhagwan had said that Rama and Krishna should not be worshipped because they did not uphold human values. His statements had led to a furore.
Swami’s threats are likely to land the Sri Rama Sene in trouble again even as Muthalik is trying to maintain a low profile by controlling his activists. On Sunday, the police had arrested a Sri Rama Sene leader for threatening writers with dire consequences. Muthalik had disowned the leader and apologized to the writers. However, he had also sought an apology from the writers for allegedly defaming his organization.
It is to be seen now if Muthalik will disown Siddalinga Swami for his comments on the writers. The police said they are keeping an eye on Sri Rama Sene leaders for their inflammatory public speeches.