Thursday, April 27, 2006

Demolition of Hindu temple in Malaysia

Demolition: Swamy faults Centre's silence

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Sunday found fault with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for not objecting to the demolition of a temple in Malaysia.

"When a newspaper in Denmark published an offensive cartoon caricaturing the Prophet... the Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh called up the Denmark Prime Minister to object to the publication of the cartoon," he said and added that after the "100-year-old Malaimel Sri Selva Kaliamman temple in Kuala Lumpur" was demolished, "the Prime Minister did not even issue a statement, much less call up the Malaysian PM."

Addressing presspersons here, he claimed that this was the second Hindu temple overseas to be bulldozed in recent months. Earlier, a Krishna temple in Moscow was demolished, he added.

Dr. Swamy described the United Progressive Alliance Government's idea of "secularism" as a "one way obligation" and said that Hindus were ``under siege'' from international forces.

He said that UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's nomination should be rejected because it was not in order. In the Register of Citizens containing the names of those granted Indian citizenship, there was no one by that name.


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