In the latest appointments , following the exit of 16 members from the government ranks, the president has appointed Ankajan Ramanathan as the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cader Musthan as Deputy Minister of Hindu affairs.
The appointment of Cader Musthan , a Muslim by religion, has incited heaps of protests from Hindu faction.
* An attentions drawing rally has been organized for today, by Akila Ilankai Hindu Maha Sabai, at Nallur today evening.
* Several Hindu Organizations had condemned the Government for appointing a Muslim as the Deputy Minister of Hindu affairs.
– We see the act of appointing a Muslim as Deputy Minister for Hindu Affairs as an oppressive act on Hindus. Will Musthan put holy ash on his forehead and come for ‘Sivarathry festival’? He is a person who has learned that members of other religions as ‘Kafirs’ or untouchables. His objective is to convert Hindus into Muslims. He kills and eats cows which are worshiped by Hindus. He makes pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia which punishes severely, people who even have a picture of Hindu gods in his pocket. He is a person who never protested the building of mosque over Hindu temples in Baticaloa Kallady and Amparai Kalmunaikkudy. His appointment as Deputy Minister for Hindu Affairs not acceptable —Maravan Pulavu Satchithananda, President Sivasenai.
– Religious freedom is there. But appointing a Muslim as Deputy Minister of Hindu Affair is not acceptable. He will be not aware of Hindu culture and civilization. It will cause difficulties when we want attend to some Hindu affair. It will also pave the way for irregular situations and confusions religion wise among our people.—–S.Sakthykreevan, Secretary, Hindu Religious Council.