Gandhian organisations condemn Rajghat's 2-day closure

Two organisations devoted to Gandhian ideology and principles on Tuesday alleged that the Vishwa Hindu Parishad had organised a meeting at Rajghat and kept it closed for two days, objecting against the closure of the memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi.

"...Vishwa Hindu Parishad had organized its meeting there on June 24 and June 25. Rajghat was kept locked for their security purpose.

"Thousands throng (it) every day to pay their respect and take inspiration. This is not some kind of Padma award given by some government but its a national emblem and a sacred place for the people of India. Any irreverent attempt will not be accepted by us, the people," said a joint statement issued by Gandhi Peace Foundation and Gandhi Smarak Nidhi.

Claiming that a notice was put on the gates of Rajghat saying it will remain closed for the two days, the chairmen of the two organisations questioned: "Who made the decision? Why was it made and what was the reasons behind something that has never happened after Independence?"

The organisations will organise a protest against this on June 29.

--IANS

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