Silchar: Right-wing extremist group Bajrang Dal warned Hindus with dire consequences if they visit any churches during Christmas in Assam’s Cachar district.
“If Hindus go and visit Churches on Christmas Day, they will get brutally beaten,” said Bajrang Dal’s district general secretary Mithu Nath.
While addressing the crowd, Nath claimed that the Khasi student union had shut down a temple.
He said, “They are locking temples in Shillong and we are going and celebrating with them. This cannot happen, we will not allow this to happen.”
Nath went on to say, “Yes, the press calls us Gunda Gang. If our Hindu girls are touched and harassed we will become Gundas and we are proud of it.” Nath continued with his jibe at the press. “I know what will be the headline on December 26. Bajrang Dal goons vandalised Oriental School will be the news in every newspaper, but we don’t care. We will not allow Hindus in programmes during Christmas when they are locking gates of temples in Shillong,” he said.
As per a report, a top official of the Meghalaya has dismissed the claim, saying the cultural centre was closed (not shut) owing to a district holiday. The official also denied shutting down of any temple of the Ramakrishna Mission.