Police deny permission for Shivarajyabhisheka Din's rally
June 10, 2009
Jyeshtha Krushna Trutiya
Amalner (Dist. Jalgaon): Devout Hindus thought of taking out a big rally in traditional manner on the occasion of â€˜Coronation Dayâ€™ of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and approached the local police station to seek permission for the same. Police, however, were reluctant and asked the devout Hindus to complete certain formalities and then apply for the permission. (Are these police, showing so much reluctance, from Maharashtra or from Pakistan? â€" Editor SP) Accordingly, devout Hindus, went to the police station again with an application seeking permission to take out the rally. They were, however, handed over a letter from the Superintendent of Police denying permission. (Would police show such daring of denying permission to Muslims? Even if they do, would Muslims listen to them? Hindus do not talk to the police in a language used by Muslims and that is why police always suppress them. â€" Editor SP) This incident has infuriated Hindus. (Whatever happens, Hindus only manage to create a wave of anger that subsequently subsides. Nothing happens beyond this and therefore, injustice continues to be meted out to Hindus. â€" Editor SP)
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) has been conducting â€˜Dharma-satsangsâ€™ in Amalner for the past 6 months. When Hindus learnt about the significance of â€˜Coronationâ€™ of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in this satsang, they started planning for celebration of that day and on 3rd June, submitted an application to the police for taking out a rally. Police, however, told them that rally on such occasion was never taken out in past 335 years and why it was thought of now. Police asked them to give an affidavit for granting permission to such rally. (Hindus are never engaged in breaking law and order or in rioting; why then affidavit is required from Hindus? â€" Editor SP) Besides, the affidavit was required to be signed by 10 persons who take the responsibility. (Why should Hindus feed such police who create obstacles in their path? â€" Editor SP)
Devout Hindus went to the police station on 4th June with the necessary affidavit but they were given a letter from Police Superintendent denying permission for the rally. It has been mentioned in this letter that it was not a custom to take out a rally on the occasion of â€˜Coronation Dayâ€™ of Chhatrapati Shivaji. (Even if it is not custom but Hindus now feel like taking out such rally then why should police prevent them from doing so? Police should do their job. If they are not capable of maintaining law and order situation, they should resign; but they need not advise Hindus on how to express respect for their Dharma! â€" Editor SP) Police advised devout Hindus to obtain permission from the Home Ministry in Mumbai and even if they obtain such permission, action would be taken against them if rally is taken out.
In the absence of permission, Hindus performed â€˜pujaâ€™ (Ritualistic worship) and â€˜aaratiâ€™ (Moving lit lamps) of the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on 5th June.
Source: Dainik Sanatan Prabhat