Vishwa Hindu Parishat (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia said that the evil practice of ‘Pankti Bheda’ (serving food separately for Brahmins) should be stopped in the temples across the country.
Speaking at the second day of Dharma Sansad, the VHP’s international working president said that there should not be discrimination practised in any form by the religious institutions and the religious heads. The people at the lower strata of society should be taken in the flow of Hinduism.
He added that the religion with its ancient importance has to be more inclusive to fight the external invasion.
Stating that inequality is not acceptable and the practice of untouchability is nowhere mentioned in Vedas, he questioned why one cannot observe divinity among Dalits, and maintained that God is present in everyone and everything.
Reiterating that untouchability is an evil which weakens the religion, Togadia said that inequality should be eliminated and religious ideals should be disseminated all over and the mass should be told about the sanctity of the religion, which is the oldest civilisation in the world.