State Level Religious Harmony Convention to be Organised In Udupi

With an objective of bringing peace and harmony among the people of different faith, a state level convention of religious harmony will be held on May 7.

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Udupi, the coastal district which has been considered as ‘ Hub of Hindutva activities, is now getting ready to host a grand convention to promote religious harmony.
The district had recently hit headlines for various activities that are not in the interest of religious  tolerance.
With an objective of bringing peace and harmony among the people of different faith, a state level convention of religious harmony will be held on May 7.
It may be noted that it was the Udupi from where the Hijab controversy erupted first in the state.
Following which, the members of rightwing group, ABVP and Sangha Parivar tried to create communal disturbance in the district.
Many people took exception to BJP leaders and local MLA Raghupati Bhatt for blowing small issue out of proportion as they felt Hijab issue could have been ended at local level itself. But the BJP leaders deliberately raised the issue to make it bigger one at state and national level.
Even after the matter went to Karnataka High Court which ruled in favour of the Government and against the students who wanted to wear Hijab, the communal outfits have not stopped their activities of creating communal divide in Udupi district.
By keeping Hijab issue alive, these rightwing organizations have been spreading false propaganda against Muslims. They are even appealing Hindus not to buy products from Muslims in religious events of Hindus. The attempt is only to further widen the cracks between Hindus and Muslims. Such attempts have been strongly condemned by committees meant to spread social harmony.
Speaking about harmony convention, convener of the event Amrut Sheney told gaurilankeshnews.com that they regretted that many controversies are starting from Udupi district.
These controversies are bringing bad name to Udupi and state and at the national level. Majority of the incidents are aimed at creating communal divide in the society.
Now, with an objective of disseminating the message of harmony from Udupi itself, the event is planned here. He said that the event is being held by members of Sahabalwe Udupi and like minded organizations.
As part of the program, a padyatra and mega public function will be held. The leaders of state and national, political and apolitical are expected to attend, Sheney said.

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