K'taka: RSS opposes Jesus statue at Kapala Betta
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K'taka: RSS opposes Jesus statue at Kapala Betta

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Mandya, Feb 10 : Strongly opposing the proposed statue of Jesus at Kapala Betta, RSS leader Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat said that the Hindus would not accept anything less than a Muneeshwara temple on the hillock. A month after holding a protest against the proposed statue at Kapalabetta near Kanakapura of Ramanagaram district, hundreds of volunteers of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) took out a march (patha sanchalana) in Ramanagaram town of the district on Sunday evening. They had to face a ‘Go Back RSS’ protest by Dalits as the location from where the march commenced has the strong presence of the Dalit community.

The march began from Balageri and KempeGowda Circle in Ramanagara town and concluded at the district stadium after passing through Mahatma Gandhi Road, Balageri, Magadi Road and Junior College. RSS leader Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat, while addressing the gathering at the stadium, said that the Hindu Samaja will not allow the district of Ramanagaram to becoming a land for converting Hindus to other religions.

Strongly opposing the proposed statue of Jesus at Kapalabetta, the RSS leader said that the Hindus would not rest until they built a Muneeshwara temple on the hillock. Mr Bhat criticised former Congress Minister D K Shivakumar for helping in the installation of the statue at Kapalabetta and lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bringing in the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Meanwhile Dalits staged a protest at Balageri and also outside the office of the Superintendent of Police in Ramanagaram. They also submitted a memorandum to Ramanagaram SP Anup Shetty after taking out a march in the town. (UNI)

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