Devotees of Lord Parshuram appeal Gov to act against Ramkrishna Jalmi over his defamatory statements against Lord Parshuram

    05-Mar-2020
Devotees of Lord Parshuram resolved to boycott the Zilla Panchayat election if the Goa Government failed to act against Ramkrishna Jalmi and the organisers of the anti-CAA meeting that was held at Dando, Benaulim, Navhind Times reported. 
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The issue sparks when the defamatory statements by Ramkrishna Jalmi viral. He said that while addressing the protest, Parshuram was Greek. And he did not create Goa by shooting an arrow. Native tribes have created Goa with hard work. They will not allow the Government to snatch their lands. Sawarkar's dream was to make India a Hindu Rashtra. And Government is trying to make his dream come true by throwing out tribes and avaidas in the name of CAA, social activist Ramkrishna Jalmi alleged.
 
According to media reports, the Chairman of Parashuram Devalaya Committee Damodar Phalgaonkar said, "It has also been resolved that the speaker and organisers of the anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) meeting should tender an apology to the only temple dedicated to Lord Parshuram in Goa, and request the Government to take action against both the activist and the organisers. If no apology is tendered to the temple than Jalmi should present a proof of the references considered before making the public remarks against Lord Parshuram."
 
Nishakant Tengse, pujari of Parashuram Devalaya, said that "the organisers are also responsible for hurting the sentiments of the Hindu community as no one stopped Jalmi while speaking against Lord Parshuram."
 
The temple at Poinguinim is the only temple in Goa dedicated to Lord Parshuram; temple committee handed over a memorandum to the Canacona Police Station and authorities seeking strict action against Jalmi for his defamatory remarks.