Mamata Banerjee’s Govt plans to demolish the ashram of Bharat Sevashram Sangha, seek protection for the ashram : Mahants appeal in HC

  • Religious organizations’ ashrams under threat in Bengal
  • On 24th May, Sadhus and Saints to take to the streets in protest
Mamata Banerjee, Kartik Maharaj

Kolkata – The head of Bharat Sevashram Sangha in Bengal, Kartik Maharaj, also known as Swami Pradiptananda, has expressed fears of an attack on their ashram. He has appealed to the High Court for protection, stating that the ashram is under threat of demolition following a statement by Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. According to Kartik Maharaj, there is information suggesting that the ashram in Beldanga is set to be demolished. In protest, monks from both Ramakrishna Mission and Bharat Sevashram Sangha will take to the streets on 24th May.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had accused Ramakrishna Mission and Bharat Sevashram Sangha of engaging in politics at the behest of the BJP, which prompted Kartik Maharaj to send her a legal notice, accusing her of defaming the monks and demanding an apology.

Attack on Ramakrishna Mission’s ashram

BJP leader Amit Malviya

Meanwhile, BJP leader Amit Malviya alleged that following the statements by TMC leaders, there was an attack on the Ramakrishna Mission ashram in Jalpaiguri. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condemned this attack.

Acharya Pranavananda Maharaj founded Bharat Sevashram Sangha in 1917. The organization has been serving the public for the past 107 years. Acharya Pranavananda Maharaj was a disciple of Baba Gambhirnath and was active in the freedom movement. The headquarters of Bharat Sevashram Sangha is located on Rash Behari Avenue in Kolkata, and it has 46 centers worldwide.

Editorial Perspective

One day, the Mamata Banerjee government, which is forcing Sadhus and Saints to take to the streets, will be on roads by Hindus.