The spokesperson of a Hindu organisation from India has called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to use his influence, ‘clout’, to once again turn Nepal into a Hindu nation or ‘Hindu Rashtra’.
Ramesh Shinde, the spokesperson for Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS), said yesterday that a Hindu nation in Nepal will be a counter to China’s growing influence in the Himalayan nation. Pointing out that the ‘brotherly relations’ between the two South Asian neighbours are ‘facing extinction’, Mr Shinde said “India should make timely interference and turn Nepal into a Hindu Rashtra.”
A report on The Indian Express website says the HJS has demanded that Prime Minister Modi ‘scrap’ Nepal’s “secular Constitution and use his clout to declare Nepal” a Hindu nation.
He was speaking at the fifth All India Hindu Convention on Saturday which was held in Goa.
The organisation has posted a picture on its website showing a number of Hindu activists from Nepal who participated in the convention. “‘Hindutvavadis’ from all over the world have extended support to the demand made by Nepali Hindus that Nepal should be once again declared as a Hindu Rashtra,” the post said.
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti was established in 2002. It’s website runs an ambitious slogan which reads, “For Establishment of the Hindu Rashtra’. The right wing group claims it “stands as a common platform for all Hindus to unite breaking all the barriers” and is globally present.