Anyone who speaks against Sanatana Dharma would have his tongue pulled out and his eyes gouged out, Union minister and BJP leader Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said at a rally in Rajasthan’s Barmer.
The minister made the remarks in response to a statement by Tamil Nadu minister and DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin that Sanatana Dharma must be eradicated, and not merely opposed.
“We will pull out the tongue of anyone who speaks against Sanatana. We will also gouge out those eyes raised against Sanatana,” said the minister.
He said: “Rulers like Alauddin Khilji and Aurangzeb tried but ancestors of yours and mine were capable and protect the culture. We swear by all those ancestors, whether it is Maharaja Surajmal, Veer Durgadas or Maharana Pratap, that we will not tolerate those who attack Sanatana. We will throw them away.”
Udhayanidhi Stalin has been facing the hate campaign from Hindutva corners over his statements against Sanatan Dharma.
Responding to hate campaigns, Udhayanidhi Stalin stated that he firmly stands by every word he has spoken.
“I spoke on behalf of the oppressed and marginalized, who suffer due to the Sanatan Dharma,” he had said.
“Let me reiterate the crucial aspect of my speech: I believe, like the spread of diseases like COVID-19, Dengue, and Malaria by mosquitoes, that Sanatan Dharma is responsible for many social evils,” he said.