New Delhi: In Andhra Pradesh, for some time, incidents of targeting Hindu temples and desecrating idols are coming out. Not only this, but the work of converting people of other religions to Christianity is also being done at a rapid pace. Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has accused the ruling Jagan Mohan Reddy government on Tuesday.
This is not the first time in Andhra that Christian conversions are being promoted. According to sources, the same thing happened when Jagan’s father was in power. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s father Rajasekhareddy was also accused of promoting Christianity. These incidents have raised the political and religious temperature of the state between the ruling YSR Congress and the opposition.
The latest incident in the state occurred on December 29, 2020, when miscreants damaged an idol of Ram in a hill temple in Nellimarla Mandal in the Vizianagaram district. Police said the miscreants vandalized the temple and broke the idol, which is said to be at least 400 years old.
There have been several previous incidents such as the removal of a statue of Hanuman in the city of Patikonda in Kurnool district in September, the demolition of Sita’s statue at Pandit Nehru Bus Station in Vijayawada, the removal of a statue of Ketu at a Shivalayam in Wuyuru. In the Krishna district, the disintegration of the idol of Subrahmanyam at the Sri Vigneshwara temple in Rajahmundry and the demolition of Sri Komalamma Padalu (feet of God) on Paderu Ghat road in Visakhapatnam Agency and how many such incidents have happened in Andhra Pradesh recently.
The opposition led by Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP), BJP, and Pawan Kalyan’s Jan Sena claims that more than 100 such incidents have taken place in 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh.
The rage has spread throughout Andhra Pradesh on the recent desecration of the idol of Ram. Since September, opposition parties have surrounded Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy after sporadic attacks on Hindu temples.
Although Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy announced a CID probe into the recent incident, it has provided enough evidence to the opposition to launch a campaign against the ruling YSRCP. The opposition said, all this is happening under Christian leadership. These types of incidents call into question the fairness of the CM, who himself follows Christianity.
The opposition has accused Andhra Pradesh of being ‘worse than Pakistan’ in protecting the rights of Hindus. The Pakistani police arrested 45 people on charges of vandalizing a Hindu temple, but, in Andhra Pradesh, the government has taken the matter into account only.
To substantiate his assertion that CM is an ‘anti-Hindu’, the TDP reminded how Jagan Reddy proposed the Venkateswara temple (construction in Tirumala) in the new state capital Amaravati as per the proposal of the previous Chandrababu Naidu regime Was buried quietly.
Many Hindu religious monasteries and sanghas have jumped into controversy. Vedic scholar Sri Tridandi Srimanarayana Ramanuja Chinna Jir Swami is set to begin the yatra from 17 January in protest against a series of attacks on temples. Swamy alleged, “If there was an attack on a church or a mosque, there would be a lot of commotion and crying around the world.” Since the attack took place at a temple, there has been no response. “
Chief Minister Jagan Reddy tried to defend himself by saying ‘Opposition is trying guerrilla war against the government.’ Jagan said, “Even God is not spared in the game of politics. It is unfortunate that political rivals are engaging deities to take advantage. This is the climax of the Kali Yuga. “