Just like in past years, Mamata Banerjee was playing favourites by giving preference to Muslims over Hindus, even though the latter are in greater majority. As Durga Puja and Muharram falls on same days, she ordered that Durga Puja celebrations and idol immersions should be concluded 1 day before the Muharram procession.
This is despite the fact that the most auspicious day & time for immersion was to be the next day (to coincide with the Muharram day).
Hindus were naturally upset and approached the court. On really similar lines as in last year, the court struck down the Bengal government’s arbitrary decision and one that hurt Hindu sentiments. How stupid and how unfair…
Source: Times of India
- 30 Sep 2017
Priests had protested beef eating supporter Mamata Banerjee entry into the Shri Jagannath Temple one of the sacred most places or “char dhams”. Hindus know and respect that a temple is only a place of worship and should never be used for political activities or for making political statements. But Mamata broke all the rules by making political statements about her political opponents from the inner section of the temple, per priests or members of the community. Now some devotees want the temple be purified and cleansed since it has been defiled by Mamata angry and abusive statements.
- 22 Apr 2017