Pastor Praveen comments exposed attacks on Hinduism: TDP

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DGP not ordering thorough enquiry, says Bandaru

Centre should intervene to curb attacks on temples

AMARAVATI: Former Minister and senior TDP leader Bandaru Satyanarayana Murthy on Sunday demanded the AP Police to explain to the public why they have failed to prevent pastor Praveen Chakravarthy’s derogatory comments against the Hindu religion from going viral.

Mr. Murthy said that the police did not take immediate action in the pastor’s video case but they were however making false arrests of all those who were posting comments on social media for protection of temples and idols. The pastor’s comments have only exposed how there was a deep conspiracy behind conversions and ongoing attacks on Hinduism in Andhra Pradesh.

Addressing a press conference here, the TDP leader deplored that under the Jagan Reddy rule, desecrations and vandalism were going on at the temples indiscriminately. The DGP should explain to the people why he had not yet ordered a detailed inquiry into the dark activities of the pastor. It should be investigated who were supporting this pastor with their activities based in America. All those who were behind Praveen’s unholy activities should be identified and they should be brought to book.

Mr. Satyanarayana Murti said that one pastor had made highly objectionable comments from Bellampalli on former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. Still, the DGP had not taken any action against him. It was high time that the Central Government intervene and end the ongoing attacks on the Hindu temples in AP. It was only due to sheer negligence of the YCP regime that the miscreants were becoming bold.

The TDP has stepped criticism of the Police for not producing pastor Praveen before the media after arresting him four days ago. The police should explain when they would share with the public the details of MLAs and CM’s relatives who were behind the pastor’s nefarious activities. It was unfortunate that the ruling YCP Ministers, MLAs and MPs were not able to utter a single word on the pastor Praveen’s arrest.

The TDP leaders demanded the DGP to nab the mafia working behind pastor Praveen and expose their activities in front of the people. It was not enough for the YCP leaders to wear ‘Namalu’ on their foreheads and carry out ‘cow worship’. They should break their silence on pastor Praveen’s dark activities.

Stating that pastor Praveen had links with CM’s brother in law Bro. Anil Kumar, the TDP leaders said that all these conversion activities were going on under the direction of Mr. Jagan Reddy. The DGP did not respond even though Mr. Chandrababu Naidu and AP people had cautioned against attacks on the temples. The police had wasted one full year without arresting the pastor despite his hate speech.