Srilankan Hindus protest and demand stringent action
Not only Hindus in Sri Lanka, but Indian Hindus should also oppose it. Hindus also feel that if there is any disrespect or vilification caused to Holy places of Hindus anywhere in the world, the Government of India should take immediate steps to stop it.
Colombo (Sri Lanka) – Hindu organisations in Colombo have strongly opposed the posting of derogatory photographs of Goddess Mahakali on Facebook, by advocate, Jeevanee Kariyawasam. These organisations have demanded action against Jeevanee. Some organisations have also demanded for the prosecution of the lawyer under cyber law.
A Facebook post by a Sri Lankan lawyer depicting #Hindu goddess Durga in a scantily-clad state has triggered massive outrage among Sri Lankan Tamils. A top Hindu priest body in #SriLanka has also warned that the post could lead to sectarian tensions, if the lawyer isn't arrested pic.twitter.com/PFIHBcRQ3U
— Dhairya Maheshwari (@dhairyam14) December 21, 2020
Speaking to the Russian news web channel Sputnik, the Shiv Sena leader MK Satchitanathan said that the provocative post has not only hurt the Hindu sentiments but also hurt that stratum of society that believes in peaceful living. He said that they are receiving letters from Sri Lankan Tamils around the world who have also written to the Sri Lankan embassy of their country demanding Jeevanee’s arrest and action against Facebook. He warned that if Jeevanee is not arrested the revolt will intensify.
A Hindu Priests Association has appealed to start a campaign to lodge a complaint against Jeevanee with the local Police. They have also written a letter to Sri Lankan President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa in this regard.
Sri Lankan MP, M. Ganeshan has come out in protest against this and has demanded Jeevanee’s arrest.