A Raja stokes controversy with 'Hinduism menace to entire world' remarktext_fields
A Raja, a DMK MP, has stirred up trouble once more by rants against the Hindu religion. A Raja can be seen asserting that Hinduism is a menace to the entire world in a recent video that BJP Tamil Nadu chief K Annamalai posted.
In a video where Raja is seen speaking on a virtual panel, he says in Tamil, "India is responsible for the global disease called caste. India divides people on the basis of caste. Using the caste, people are divided economically. Caste is not only used to create social instability but also economic imparity is also caused by it. Indians living abroad also spread caste in the name of Hinduism. Not only for India, but Hindu religion is danger to entire world.."
BJP leader K Annamalai, sharing the video on X, wrote, "DMK MP A Raja calls Hindu Religion a menace to India & the world, the Free Press Journal reported.
DMK is the principal reason for creating caste divide & hatred in TN, and the DMK MP has the audacity to blame Sanatana Dharma for the mess they made."
A Raja has recently made similar remarks about the Hindu religion on a few occasions, including this one. Following the uproar over a minister from Tamil Nadu named Udhayanidhi Stalin's views on Sanatan Dharma, A Raja took it a step further last Wednesday by equating the faith with leprosy and HIV.
Speaking to a crowd in Chennai during a protest against the Vishwakarma Yojana organised by the Dravidar Kazhagam, Raja remarked that Udhayanidhi was relatively restrained when he suggested that Sanatana Dharma should be eliminated, comparing it to eradicating diseases like malaria, dengue, and corona. Raja added that, unlike religious beliefs, diseases like malaria and dengue do not have the same negative social connotations.
“There is neither a sense of disgust associated with malaria and dengue nor were they considered a social disgrace. What is looked upon with disgust was leprosy in the past and HIV in recent times. As far as we are concerned, it (Sanatana Dharma) should be looked upon as a disease which is a social disgrace like HIV and leprosy,’’ A Raja had said.