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Thiruvananthapuram: Swami Sandeepananda Giri, director of School of Bhagavad Gita who backed the Supreme Court verdict allowing entry of women of all ages to Sabarimala faced the wrath of some unidentified group on Friday.
Unidentified men attacked his ashram at Kundamankadavu here on Friday night. Two cars and one scooter were set on fire by the attackers. A wreath was also laid in front of the mutt to mark the protest.
It is reported that the incident took place on Friday midnight around 2.30. Swami Sandeepananda came to know about the incident when neighbours informed him.
He alleged that BJP president Sreedharan Pillai, Thazhamon tantri family and Pandalam royal family are responsible for the act.
“They are trying to destroy the people who says truth to public,” said Swami Sandeepananda Giri. It is reported that he faced threats after he supported the entry of women to Sabarimala.
Meanwhile Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan strongly condemned the attack against the ashram of Swami Sandeepananda Giri.
The disagreements and contradictory opinion should be confronted at ideological level. When they fail to do so, they resort to physical assault. Nobody would be allowed to take law into their hands and strict action will be taken against those who do so, the chief minister said.
Swami Sandeepananda Giri spreads secular values in the society and unveil the attempts to misinterpret and misuse spirituality with political intentions. Those who are intolerant towards these activities targetted his ashram, he added.
The CM also urged the public to develop an attitude against such tendencies.