‘Caste cer­tifi­cate’ of Lord Hanu­man sought

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Nation -

VARANASI : In view of the on­go­ing row over chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s re­mark on Lord Hanu­man at a rally in Ra­jasthan re­cently, work­ers of the Pra­gatisheel Sa­ma­jwadi Party (Lo­hia) or PSPL on Fri­day sub­mit­ted an ap­pli­ca­tion to the dis­trict ad­min­is­tra­tion seek­ing the de­ity’s caste cer­tifi­cate within a week.

“Gods should not be dragged into pol­i­tics. But UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath re­cently dubbed Lord Hanu­man as Dalit. There­fore, we sub­mit­ted an ap­pli­ca­tion to the dis­trict mag­is­trate’s of­fice for is­su­ing the caste cer­tifi­cate in the name of Lord Hanu­man,” said PSPL youth wing dis­trict chief Har­ish Mishra.

In the pro­forma sub­mit­ted by the PSPL to the ad­min­is­tra­tion, a pho­to­graph of Lord Hanu­man was pasted with Ma­haraj Ke­shari named as his fa­ther and An­jana Devi, his mother.

The fa­mous Sankat Mochan tem­ple was de­clared as his res­i­dence and Dalit was men­tioned in the caste col­umn.

His age was men­tioned as ‘amar’ (im­mor­tal) by the PSPL worker and the year of birth was ‘anant’ (in­fi­nite).

HT

▪ PSPL ac­tivists with ap­pli­ca­tion.

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