Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hindu Sangam takes firm stand against deviant centres

The recent uproar over an errant local Hindu preacher and the increasing number of complaints of deviant teachings have compelled the Malaysian Hindu Sangam to take firm action which includes reporting such centres to the Home Ministry.

“We’ve received many complaints in the past and have tried repeatedly to engage these errant groups in discussions.

“Now we have decided to compile a report on these groups and forward our recommendations to the Home Ministry,” Hindu Sangam secretary general M Baskaran told FMT today.

He said the Sangam has mapped out a three-step action plan, which included the setting up of an investigating team in collaboration with over 60 NGOs nationwide, launching of an awareness campaign to explain the differences between acceptable teachings and deviant practices, and reporting stubborn centres to the Home Ministry for further action.

“We have already forwarded a request to meet with the Home Ministry officials and the Inspector General of Police to get the advise of the procedure to take. We are awaiting an appointment from them,” he said.

He said the Sangam will also be forwarding a letter to the Prime Minister's Department on the issue.

Thus far Hindu Sangam has received about 100 complaints from various sectors regarding the desecration of places of worship and of alleged deviant teachings.

The most number of complaints were against three main centres – Dato Seri DrVT Balakrishnan’s RPT Meditation, Master Dr SS Gabriel's Dynamic Self Awakening and Dhyan Vimal’s School of Mastery.

Hindu Sangam, with over 50,000 registered members, has 140 branches nationwide.

courtesy of FreeMalaysiaToday

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