Mumbai: Maharashtra based Indian far-right regional cum political party with ideology based on pro-Marathi and Hindu nationalist Shiv Sena today demanded that India should be proclaimed as ‘Hindu State’.
Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray is wondering about that how long attacks on security forces will continue in Kashmir valley, which forced Shiv Sena on Sunday to demand India as proclaimed ‘Hindu State’.
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Thackeray said in his annual birthday eve interview, “We have to decide now… enough of this ‘secular’ stuff. The only option left is to declare India a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ if attacks on Hindus have to be prevented.”
The parts of interview were published on Sunday in the party mouthpieces Saamana (Marathi) and Dopaharka Saamana (Hindi) ahead of his 56th birthday on July 27.
“If speaking about Hindutva is a crime, at least shed the false pretensions of secularism — as the country is now stuck between the two (Hindutva and secularism)”, the Sena chief said.
Thackeray further added, “When Hindus are being targeted and attacked, where are these secularists? What about the Sanatan Sanstha, which is being crushed like a snake? We don’t support them, but let the truth about the Sanatan Sanstha come out once and for all. Merely talking and labeling them will not serve the cause of justice.”