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Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) USA, Inc. vehemently protests the treatment meted to Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal, senior pontiff of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu. The way the senior Swami was arrested, flown to Chennai during the night, shows utter apathy to the sensitivities of Hindus across the world and personally to the Swamiji himself.

Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal is a well-known personality, being the head of an ancient and revered Mutt, there is no question of his avoiding or evading the process of law. Also because of the fact that the Kanchi Sankara Mutt is a highly respected institution, HSS views the arrest as an extreme measure. Surely requirements of law and justice, if any, could have been met by a more considerate and benign approach by the law enforcement agencies. Millions of devotees from all over the world are deeply shocked and hurt by this highly questionable action. HSS appeals to the authorities to immediately release Sri Swamiji. The HSS also appeals to the Tamil Nadu State (India) government, to ensure that normal religious rituals including puja at the Mutt go on uninterrupted and the premises, properties and the devotees of the Mutt are protected against disturbance by anti social elements.

The HSS appeals to Hindu organizations across United States to join hands in condemning the forces working overtly and covertly to weaken the Hindu society. The HSS also appeals to the Hindu society, and the Hindu organizations and institutions to stand by the Kanchi Mutt and help the great institution to over come this crisis and challenge.

Dharma is not sustained by Power, especially, organized religious or political power. Dharma asserts itself periodically through the actions of good people. Putting this and other events in the recent past in perspective, every Hindu should start expanding their horizons on the current affairs of the world. A trend of troubling Hindu spiritual leaders, who have come forward to serve the society, is happening. Hindus worldwide should arise and awaken themselves to fight against these narrow agendas. 

For more information about HSS, contact the HSS National Public Relations Coordinator, Mr. Khanderao Kand, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 408-737-7930.