The AAP MLAs have demanded action from Delhi’s Special Police Commissioner against LG Vinay Kumar Saxena for disrespecting the Shivling, on Friday evening. MLA and Senior AAP leader Durgesh Pathak said that in the name of beautification, the BJP has hurt the sentiments of Hindus by turning the Shivling into a fountain. When people demanded the removal of the Shivling and the stoppage of sewer water being poured on it, LG Vinay Kumar Saxena made fun of Hindus. LG said that for you, it may be a Shivling, but for us, it’s just a stone.
AAP senior leader, the MLA from Rajendra Nagar, and the MCD in-charge Shri Durgesh Pathak stated, “We have filed a complaint with Delhi Police in this matter. Additionally, we have also demanded action against LG. Senior Delhi Police officials have assured that action will be taken swiftly. I hope they will stand by their word. Since our constitution has provisions against hurting religious sentiments, if necessary, we can also file a case against LG for offending religious feelings.”
Shri Durgesh Pathak stated that everyone has witnessed that the faith of crores of Hindus in this country has been tampered with. In the name of beautification, the BJP has undertaken the task of installing a fountain on the Shivling at the NDMC Chowk in Delhi. Sewer water is continuously flowing onto the Shivling for 24 hours, causing deep offense to Hindus. People are infuriated with the BJP and Prime Minister Modi, especially the entire Hindu community in Delhi is angry with LG Vinay Kumar Saxena.
“The people demanded the removal of the Shivling from there and the stoppage of sewer water being poured onto it, but LG made fun of Hindus in response. LG said that for you, it may be a Shivling, but for us, it’s just a stone. Disrespecting Lord Shiva in this manner and ridiculing the faith of Hindus is absolutely disgraceful. All of us AAP MLAs came to file a complaint about this in Delhi Police today. We showed them all the pictures and evidence, and they also felt that what LG had done was completely wrong. Senior Delhi Police officials have assured us that they will take prompt action on this matter. We have also urged them to immediately stop the sewer water from flowing onto the Shivling. They have assured us of swift action on this as well.” Shri Durgesh Pathak added.
Shri Durgesh Pathak concluded, “We hope that the Special Police Commissioner of Delhi will stand by his word. We demand strict action against LG Vinay Kumar Saxena, who superintended the installation of the Shivling. If necessary, we can also file a case against the LG. Our country’s constitution states that if someone hurts someone’s religious sentiments, an FIR can be filed against them. Our constitution also has provisions for jail sentences in such cases.”