Bajrang dal leader Mithun Nath had issued a ‘warning’ to Hindus against visiting the Church Credit: File image

Guwahati: Assam Police has been asked by the Cachar district administration to investigate the inflammatory speech made by a local Bajrang Dal leader where he threatened to beat up Hindus visiting churches during Christmas, according to latest reports.

Bajrang dal leader Mithun Nath had issued a ‘warning’ during his speech in Silchar.

Taking note of a viral video, Cachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli on Sunday said she has instructed the superintendent of police to probe the matter and take necessary steps.

Police, however, said no case has been registered as of now and the incident is being investigated.

“If Hindus go and visit Churches on Christmas Day, they will get brutally beaten,” Bajrang Dal’s district general secretary Mithu Nath had said. He had added, “They are locking temples in Shillong and we are going and celebrating with them. This cannot happen, we will not allow this to happen.”

Nath went on to say, “Yes, the press calls us Gunda Gang. If our Hindu girls are touched and harassed we will become Gundas and we are proud of it.” Nath continued with his jibe at the press. “I know what will be the headline on December 26. Bajrang Dal goons vandalised Oriental School will be the news in every newspaper, but we don’t care. We will not allow Hindus in programmes during Christmas when they are locking gates of temples in Shillong,” he said.

Nath was referring to the recent locking of Vivekananda Cultural Centre located in Quinton Road, Shillong. The centre is a part of Ramakrishna Mission, where students are offered advanced Computer courses at low costs.

But contrary to Nath’s claims, the secretary Maharaj of the mission confirmed that the members of Khasi Students Union did not lock any temple. “The issue was related to the cultural centre and the temples and dispensary is functioning properly,” he said.

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