Sambalpur, Oct 3 (UNI) Hundreds of people from different walks of life today paid rich tributes to Swami Laxmanananda at a sradhanjali sabha and demanded a ban on conversion, cow slaughter and strong punishment to the killers of Swamiji.
A rally brought out on the occasion converged at the district collectorate where the speakers condemned police action in Kandhamal and dubbed it as 'one-sided.' They alleged that the police unable to trace the assailants of Swamiji, have let loose a reign of terror by arresting innocent Hindus who were in no way connected with the present violence in Kandhamal.
Sradhanjali Sabha president Jatin Pujari described the Kandhamal situation, as a part of the international conspiracy designed to defame the Orissa government and the Hindu community as a whole.
Stating that the conversion was the root cause behind all such ugly incidents in Kandhmal, the leaders from various religious bodies demanded that strong action be taken against those encouraging unlawful conversion with the help of foreign fund.
BJP Orissa unit President Suresh Pujari, former BJP MP Surendra Lath, VHP and Bajarang Dal leaders were present at the rally.
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