The Hindu Jagruti Samiti (HJS), a sister concern of the Sanatan Sanstha,which is at the centre of a row after the arrest of one of its members for the murder of CPI veteran Govind Pansare, has compared “anti-nationals” to dogs and said “they must be killed”.
The September edition of Sanatan Prabhat, the monthly newspaper of Sanatan Sanstha which also serves as the HJS mouthpiece, has carried a HJS press release that states: “As per Samratha Ramdas Swami’s teaching, anti-nationals are like dogs, they must be killed”.
The HJS has sought action against people who it said supported Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon in the debate on capital punishment before his hanging.
Praising the “Bharatiya Judiciary” for not giving in to Yakub supporters, the report, attributed to Hindujagruti.org, said for the first time those interested in appeasing minorities had been successful in creating a feeling that the judiciary had not done justice.
“If our judges are subjected to pressures while sentencing terrorists, how will innocent citizens get justice? To put an end to this trend, HJS demands that the courts declare that supporting acts of treason is also an act of treason,” the press release stated.
“It is unfortunate that Bharat is the only country in the world where traitors get so much social, political, constitutional and religious support. Hence, if terrorism is to be eliminated from our soil, the supporters of terrorists should feel very afraid,” the HJS said, urging the Supreme Court and the Centre to take action.
Sanatan Prabhat, the monthly newspaper of Sanatan Sanstha, has its editorial office at the Sanatan Sanstha headquarters in Ramnathi, Ponda — it is 28 km from Panaji.
The organisation claims it has 95,000 subscribers for its publications in Hindi, Marathi, English and Kannada. These are published from Ratnagiri, Goa-Sindhudurg, Mumbai, Pune and Hubli-Dharwad region. One of its copies was found on the premises where Sameer Vishnu Gaikwad lives — Sanatan Sanstha managing trustee Veerendra P Marate had called him a ‘Prasar’ of the organisation.
The HJS is an outreach group which organises conferences, ‘dharmjagruti’ programmes, engages volunteers for religious discourse, self-defence training, distributes CDs, pamphlets and other material for its focus group. But it is dependent on the Sanatan Sanstha for publication of material, TV and audio production.
The HJS sends its volunteers to Sanatan Sanstha for spiritual classes or refresher courses.