By Muslim Mirror Staff
Swami Chakrapani Maharaj, the national president of the All India Hindu Mahasabha, has ignited a fresh controversy by calling on the Indian government to declare the Moon as a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ and designate the landing site of the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft as its capital.
This startling demand comes in the wake of the successful soft landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon’s south pole, recently named ‘Shiv Shakti Point’ by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In a video shared on social media, Swami Chakrapani Maharaj urged swift action by the government to assert India’s ownership of the Moon, expressing concerns about potential threats from what he referred to as “terrorists with a jihadist mentality.”
“The moon should be declared a Hindu Sanatan Rashtra by Parliament. The landing place of Chandrayaan 3 should be developed as its capital, ‘Shiv Shakti Point,’ so that no terrorist with a jihadist mentality can reach there,” he stated.
संसद से चांद को हिंदू सनातन राष्ट्र के रूप में घोषित किया जाए,चंद्रयान 3 के उतरने के स्थान "शिव शक्ति पॉइंट" को उसकी राजधानी के रूप में विकसित हो ,ताकि कोई आतंकी जिहादी मानसिकता का वहा न पहुंच पाए 🌸🙏🌸स्वामी चक्रपाणि महाराज, राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष, अखिल भारत हिंदू महासभा/ संत महासभा pic.twitter.com/HPbifYFZzX
— Swami Chakrapani Maharaj (@SwamyChakrapani) August 27, 2023
Swami Chakrapani Maharaj is no stranger to making eccentric statements and engaging in unconventional actions. In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, he organized a “gaumutra party” in the national capital, where he and his fellow All India Hindu Mahasabha members consumed cow urine as a supposed remedy against the virus. At the event, he claimed that the coronavirus had originated from the killing and consumption of animals.
“They (global leaders) should get cow urine imported from India because the almighty resides only in the Indian cow and not in any foreign breed,” he asserted.
In 2018, during the devastating floods in Kerala, Swami Chakrapani made headlines by suggesting that those who consumed beef in the state should be denied assistance.
Earlier this year, he established a “Dharma Censor Board” to monitor and scrutinize content in Bollywood films, web series, music videos, and other forms of media for any perceived insults to the Hindu religion.