Hindu-phobia? CPI’s Sitaram Yechury says “Mahabharata, Ramayana filled with violent incidents”

Once again the hatred towards Hindus has been unleashed by the Communist Party of India-Marxist general secretary Sitaram Yechury. In what is called as a shocking incident, Sitaram Yechury claimed that in the past, Hindus were violent and the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata are filled with instances of violence. The man who has “Sita” and “Ram” in his name made this cheap remark days after Sadhvi Pragya said that the Hindus do not believe in violence.

Sitaram Yechury stated “Pragya Thakur said that Hindus don’t believe in violence. Many kings and principalities have fought battles in the country. Even the Ramayana and the Mahabharata are also filled with instances of violence. Being a pracharak, you narrate the epics but still claim Hindus can’t be violent? What is the logic behind saying there is a religion which engages in violence and we Hindus don’t”.

He added “After the initial phases of elections, they came back to the core Hindutva agenda – abolition of Article 35A (that allows the Jammu and Kashmir state’s legislature to define “permanent resident” of the state) and section 370 (article that gives autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir), construction of Ram Mandir on the disputed sight, Uniform Civil Code and National Register of Citizens (NRC)”.

He then went on to attack BJP stating that “The Mauryan Empire accepted Buddhism after the Battle of Kalinga. Ashoka’s edicts state that anyone who attacks other communities, damages his own community. Our tradition is this and not the one propagated by the BJP”.

But what we can make out is that he is making such kind of statements only for political gain. Last year, his party had celebrated Ram Navami festival by taking out rallies, but now he is making statements against Lord Ram. This is nothing but attempts to attack Hinduism and a pure display of hypocrisy.