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‘Hindus being isolated from mainstream society’

Though Hindus form the majority in Kerala, they are being ignored and isolated from mainstream society due to their secular attitude, said Justice M Ramachandran (retd) on Friday.

Published: 07th April 2018 04:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th April 2018 04:20 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

KOCHI: Though Hindus form the majority in Kerala, they are being ignored and isolated from mainstream society due to their secular attitude, said Justice M Ramachandran (retd) on Friday.Hindus are not provided with the kind of acceptance and rights extended to the minority communities, he said while inaugurating the state conference of the Hindu Aikya Vedi at the Elamakkara Bhaskareeyam convention centre.

Though we have an airport at the birthplace of Shankaracharya, the authorities are not ready to name it after the propounder of Advaita Vedanta. We are not able to build a memorial for Ezhuthachan, the father of Malayalam literature, at his birthplace. We have to use the services of talented youngsters in the community to present our viewpoint before society, said Justice Ramachandran.  State patron M K Junjol, who presided over the function, said atrocities against the scheduled communities are on the rise in the state.

The DGP is an aide of the CPM and this has created a situation where justice is denied to the underprivileged, he said.While the social reformers of Kerala, including Sree Narayana Guru and Chattambi Swamikal, tried to unite the Hindu community above caste lines, there is a well-organised attempt to divide the Hindu community now, said Hindu Aikya Vedi state general secretary R V Babu, who introduced the theme for the three-day meet.

Hindu Jagaran Manch Kshetriya organising secretary Jagdish Karanth, Hindu Aikya Vedi state president K P Sasikala, K N Raveendranath, V Sushikumar, P V Muralidharan and ES Biju participated in the debate.

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