Srinagar: The Hindu Mahasabha, Aligarh, has released a controversial Hindu New Year calendar in which seven mosques including the holy Muslim site of Mecca and some other monuments of the Mughal era, including the Taj Mahal have been referred to as “Hindu temples”, the Times of India reported.
As per the report while Taj Mahal has been referred to as “Tejo Mahalaya temple”, Mecca has been called the “Macceshwar Mahadev temple”. Similarly, Madhya Pradesh’s Kamal Maula Mosque has been referred to as “bhojshala” and Kashi’s Gyanvyapi mosque has been called the “Vishwanath temple”, Qutab Minar “Vishnu Stambh”, Jaunpur’s Atala mosque “Atla devi temple” and the demolished Babri Masjid in Ayodhya as “Ram Janam Bhoomi”.
“We have organised ‘hawan’ rituals on the auspicious New year of the Hindu calendar and resolved to make this country a Hindu Rashtra,” the report said quoting Hindu Mahasabha national secretary Pooja Shakun Pandey.
She said that she hoped that the government will accept their demand and declare India a Hindu nation.