Sad, elephants are a Hindu religious symbol. Waters of rivers Ganga and Beas are Hindu holy waters. But they too are heavily polluted. During British rule in India, the Hindu religion was protected. -Simranjit Singh Mānn.
The Tribune Dated 25 February, 2021
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that it is a sad story of the Hindu Indian state that cannot protect its wild life and elephants. Hindus as part of their religion consider the elephant which they call Lord Ganesh and worship it.
Similarly the river Ganga is considered a Holy River in the Hindu religion. But ever since the Hindu Indian state came into being in 1947, this river which had pristine waters prior to 1947 is now flooded with pollutants such as waste water from the leather industry and others, municipal waste and all the latrine muck is washed into this holy water.
Another great river in the Punjab, river Beas is of historic religious significance as the Hindu sacred scripture the Rig Veda was compiled on its banks. It has a another Hindu religious significance as Hindu mythology states that its source is the Rohtang Pass in the Himalaya’s where it flows out of a legendry Hindu saint Beas’s dreadlocks. This so called holy river is also heavily polluted with the same muck the Hindu Indian state allows to drain into the river Ganga.
If all this is tolerated by the Hindu state it is strange that it has turned into an extreme fanatic state which is intolerant of its minorities and democratic dissent. It is said to be a democracy but with no rule of law and principles of natural justice in practice. It is said to have an independent judiciary but strangely we heard someone say with deadly seriousness that now one no longer needs to hire a lawyer as a judge is freely available.
Facta non Verba.
Simranjit Singh Mānn,
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),
facebook page: @sardarsimranjitsinghmann