Hyderabad: Amidst festive grandeur, the Sree Veer Hanuman Shobha Yatra began from Ram Mandir in Gowliguda at 1 p.m on Tuesday. The procession had reached RTC Crossroads by 3 p.m with the gathering, according to the police, being around 25,000.
Shouting ‘Jai Hanuman’ and ‘Bajrang Bali ki Jai’, scores of Hanuman Bhakts and cadre of Bajranj Dal, a right wing organization, zoomed through the procession route carrying saffron flags in their hands. At Koti, international convener of Bajranj Dal, Manoj Varma, addressed the procession. In his speech, he hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP-led Central government for its failure to take up the Ram Mandir construction at Ayodhya.
He stated that the Hindus of the country have woken up and will themselves accomplish the task of construction of the temple in the next two years.
Swamy Jitendarnath of Nagpur, who was the chief guest for the rally, said in India the Hyderi of Hyderabad will not do anything. “Whenever the Hindus of the country have united and woken up, they had accomplished their mission. We all are sons of the Bharath India and will do it,” he said.
Tense moments were witnessed near the dais when a local Bajrang Dal functionary said that the Hyderabad City Police was not allowing DJs during the procession just to bag the national ranking for the city with controlled levels of noise pollution. Following this, in-charge DCP (East) V Satyanarayana and Sultan Bazaar ACP Chakravarthy who were present near the dais, objected to the statement forcing the functionary to apologize.
The city police have deployed 14,000 personnel for the smooth conduct of the procession. The rally will culminate at Tadband temple in Secunderabad in the evening.