Hindu Aikya Vedi


Hindu Aikya Vedi

The Hindu Aikya Vedi (HAV) or "Hindu Ikyavedi" or "Hindu United Front" is a "platform to bring all Hindu organizations together", active in the state of Kerala in India. The group is dedicated to bringing in various sections in Kerala Hindu society such as the Nairs and the Ezhavas under a single umbrella group. Unlike many Indian states, in Kerala minorities enjoy an overwhelming clout in politics besides financially commanding a better position vis a vis their Hindu counter parts. Their stated goal is to "preserve the true cultural heritage of Kerala" by enlightening the masses about the inherent qualities of Hindu culture vis-a-vis semitic/Abrahamic faiths. According to their leader, Sri. Kummanam Rajasekharan, their action plan consists of "CAP": Coordination, Agitation and Propaganda.

The group is known for its aggressive activism in preserving Hindu cultural unity and staging protests to secure Hindu sites of worship for Hindu use only.

History

In the news

* Withdraw award for Hussain: Hindu Aikya Vedi [ [http://www.hindu.com/2007/08/22/stories/2007082254351100.htm The Hindu : Kerala / Thiruvananthapuram News : Withdraw award for Hussain: Hindu Aikya Vedi ] ]

Leaders

* Chairman Kummanam Rajasekharan
* District President P C Surendradas [ [http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IER20070807234057&Page=R&Title=Kerala&Topic=0 Hindu Aikya Vedi: Office bearers elected - Newindpress.com ] ]
* General Secretary P Rajesh [ [http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IER20070807234057&Page=R&Title=Kerala&Topic=0 Hindu Aikya Vedi: Office bearers elected - Newindpress.com ] ]

Major campaigns undertaken by HAV

Marad Massarcre

Hindu Aikya Vedi along with other Sangh Parivar outfits lead a tenacious campaign highlighting the plight of 'Arayas' (Hindu fishermen folk), who where the victims of the Marad massacre. HAV also became party to litigations demanding CBI enquiry about of the riots.

ave temples campaign

Claims of Persecution

Several missionary groups have claimed persecution by the Hindu Aikya Vedi

Hindu Aikya Vedi's Stand

Hindu Aikya Vedi maintains its position that,they are not against the practicing or preaching of any particlular faith ,but against proselytization carried out mostly by certain christian groups. [ [http://www.haindavakeralam.com/Convertion.aspx Haindava Keralam - global community of dedicated Hindu Keralites with a peace mission ] ] . Proselytization is deemed unlawful under Indian constitution .They also points at the dubious stand taken by the Church on occasions such as the Bnei_menashe#Controversy_in_India, where it vehemently opposed Jewish rabbis who were facilitating the conversion of tribal christians which will enable them to perform aliyah

Statements made by members of Hindu Aikya Vedi

On preventing conversion::"We need to have missionaries in each Taluk of the State. We should ensure that not even a single conversion takes place here." -- Sri. Kummanam Rajasekharan, Chairman of the HAV [ [http://www.haindavakeralam.org/HKProcess.aspx?Module=HA&RID=23 Haindava Keralam - global community of dedicated Hindu Keralites with a peace mission ] ]

On Christians::"Christian sects have drawn up elaborate plans for total evangelization of Hindus in Kerala. While Churches like the Pentecost are aggressively and directly trying to convert Hindus, other sections like the Catholics and Orthodox are bit indirect and concentrate more social and humanitarian services. But the motive is same. Christian churches and groups have 29,000 missionaries in the State including the clergy." -- Sri. Kummanam Rajasekharan, Chairman of the HAV [ [http://www.haindavakeralam.org/HKProcess.aspx?MODULE=HA&RID=17 Haindava Keralam - global community of dedicated Hindu Keralites with a peace mission ] ]

On Muslims::"Muslims are blunt and direct. In the recent past, Islamic fundamentalists forces have become more organized and powerful in the state than ever before. Their influence in both the LDF and UDF in growing day by day. Many of their places of worship have become dumping ground for weapons. They prefer physical confrontation and indulge in any tactics ranging from threatening to use of weapons to target Hindus. Such Muslim organizations in the state have national and international terrorist connections." -- Sri. Kummanam Rajasekharan, Chairman of the HAV [ [http://www.haindavakeralam.org/HKProcess.aspx?MODULE=HA&RID=17 Haindava Keralam - global community of dedicated Hindu Keralites with a peace mission ] ]

Notes

External links

General

* [http://www.haindavakeralam.org/HKProcess.aspx?MODULE=HA&RID=17 Interview with General Secretary Kummanam Rajasekharan Part I]
* [http://www.haindavakeralam.org/HKProcess.aspx?Module=HA&RID=23 Interview with General Secretary Kummanam Rajasekharan Part II]


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