Udhayanidhi Stalin Repeats Stand: Udhayanidhi Stalin expressed his intent to reiterate his views, emphasizing that he referred to all religions, not just Hinduism, during his speech. He clarified that his remarks aimed to condemn caste differences
Chennai, 04 September (City Times): Udhayanidhi Stalin Repeats Stand : Tamil Nadu Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development, Udhayanidhi Stalin, stood firm in his stance on Sanatana Dharma, despite political criticism. He expressed his intent to reiterate his views, emphasizing that he referred to all religions, not just Hinduism, during his speech. He clarified that his remarks aimed to condemn caste differences.
Udhayanidhi’s speech sparked outrage within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who condemned his remarks. The controversy emerged when he compared Sanatana Dharma to diseases like malaria and dengue, suggesting it should be eradicated, not opposed.
The Conference Speech
Speaking at the ‘Sanatana Abolition Conference,’ Udhayanidhi thanked the organizers for their choice of name. He argued that some things, like diseases, shouldn’t be opposed but eradicated. He linked the term ‘Sanatana’ to Sanskrit and claimed it contradicted social justice and equality.
No Call for Genocide
Udhayanidhi clarified that he did not advocate for genocide but believed that uprooting Sanatan Dharma was essential to uphold human equality. He cited the research of Periyar and Ambedkar on the negative impacts of Sanatan Dharma on society.
Reiterating his position, Udhayanidhi compared Sanatana Dharma to the spread of diseases like COVID-19, Dengue, and Malaria, caused by mosquitoes. He expressed his readiness to face any challenges, whether in a court of law or public opinion, and urged against the spread of fake news.