SunstarTV Bureau: HD Kumaraswamy, former Karnataka Chief Minister on Monday, took to social media to question the practice of marking the homes of donors for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. HDK termed the practice by the Sangh Parivar “similar to what the Nazi party did during Adolf Hitler’s regime in Germany,” where lakhs of people from the Jewish community were executed.
“It appears that those collecting donations for the construction of Ram Mandir have been separately marking the houses of those who paid money and those who did not. This is similar to what Nazis did in Germany during the regime of Hitler when lakhs of people lost their lives,” the former CM tweeted on Monday.
It appears that those collecting donations for the construction of Ram Mandir have been separately marking the houses of those who paid money and those who did not. This is similar to what Nazis did in Germany during the regime of Hitler when lakhs of people lost their lives..
— H D Kumaraswamy (@hd_kumaraswamy) February 15, 2021
The former chief minister’s tweets on the Ram Mandhir is in reference to the efforts of the donation drive undertaken by Sangh Parivar at the behest of the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra, the trust set up by the Union government for the construction of the temple.
The government-appointed trust has so far collected over Rs 1,500 crore through lakhs of karyakartas belonging to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
”Historians say that RSS took birth at the same time when the Nazi Party was founded in Germany. There are concerns about what will happen if the RSS tries to implement similar policies adopted by Nazis. The fundamental rights of people are being snatched away in the country now,” he tweeted while adding that the country was witnessing a situation where one cannot freely express his or her views. “This is nothing but an undeclared emergency,” said Kumaraswamy.
The Janata Dal (Secular) leader lamented that a situation has been created in a country where nobody can share their feelings. “I do not know what will happen if the media upholds the government’s views in the coming days. In such a situation, it is difficult to guess what would be the fate of the common man. It is clear from the emerging trends that anything may happen in the country,” he added.