Hindu Jagaran Vedike has erected a poster in front of the Kukke Sri Subrahmanya Swami temple in Dakshina Kannada district asking non-Hindu shopkeepers to refrain from setting up stalls for the upcoming temple festival Champa Shashthi that falls on November 29.
According to the right-wing organisation, Hindus are not being treated well in the current scenario. Taking the recent Shraddha Walkar murder case, where she was murdered and chopped into 35 pieces by her live-in partner Aaftab Poonawala as an example, the organisation feels it is best that there be no non-Hindu stalls at the temple premises.
Siasat.com got in touch with the temple’s executive officer in charge who said that they are not responsible for the poster. “The poster is erected around 1km away from the temple premises. We do not hold any responsibility,” the officer said.
When asked if they plan to allow non-Hindu traders to set up their shops/stalls during the festival time, the officer said they were following the Karnataka Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments Rules, 2002.
The Karnataka Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments Rules, 2002, allows only Hindu traders to set up stalls/shops during any community or temple festivals, thus banning non-Hindus.
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