Chakra Announcements

ISKCON, Ludhiana Condemns Kazakhstan Govt

by Rajsuya dasa, General Manager, ISKCON, Ludhiana India

Posted November 26, 2006

Soon after getting the news of demolition of temple and houses of devotees in Kazakhstan and throwing out the devotees in the snowing weather, devotees of Iskcon, Ludhiana and other Hindu organizations started collecting in the temple and strongly condemned this inhuman and unconstitutional tragic incident. Then it was decided to take a peaceful protest march on the road and to give a memorandum to the local district administration so that our spiritual feelings should reach to Indian President and Prime minister and take up this issue with Kazakhstan government. Later all the print and nation- wide television media reached in the temple and interviewed us. We marched forward on the road in the shape of a rally and reached district administration office to give memorandum. Our devotees in Kazakhstan were not allowed to pack their belongings like clothes to cover their bodies in the intolerable winter season when there is snow fall at its peak. Earlier they cut the power supply of the temple and thus the heating system was effected.

Speaking on this occasion His grace Rajsuya dasa, Temple President appealed to all Iskcon temple to come forward and lodge a strong protest before press media against Kazakhstan Govt. in their temples so that in future no one can be hurdled between us to fulfill the desire of Srila Prabhupada to spread message of Krishna Conscious in the world. He also added that our march will be peaceful and we will only chant hare Krishna Maha-mantra during the entire way of rally. His grace Radhakrishnas dasa from Vrindavan also spoke on this occasion and demand that a spiritual atmosphere should be set up and Puja Archana of Lord Krishna should be normalize as usual. We are specially thankful to Britain President His Excellency Tony Blair for taking up this issue with Kazakhstan Prime Minister Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev at meeting in London.