Death threat to Hindu priest in Canada

A temple priest is being threatened with death.

Death threat to Hindu priest in Canada
A temple priest is being threatened with death.

In Canada, a temple priest is being threatened with death. This priest had married two girls, after which they were thrown out of society. A Hindu priest in Toronto, Canada is getting threats because he performed a same-sex marriage. Sriranganathan Kurukal has faced harassment online and in many other ways. Toronto Police has also arrested a person in this case. Kurukal has told the local media that he is being threatened with death through phone calls, messages, and social media. They are also facing exclusion from their Hindu society. Many local Hindu organizations have thrown him out and the local association of priests is also angry with him. The Hindu Priest Association of Canada has issued a statement saying that they condemn this marriage

In this statement written in Tamil, the association said, "We strongly condemn a wedding held last Sunday in Grafton which was conducted contrary to Hindu beliefs and which hurt many Hindus." Angry about getting married, this statement of the association has been condemned by many thinkers not only in Canada but also in India and other countries. Sumathi Facebook, a social activist based in Toronto, has written about this whole incident. Sumathi wrote, "A Hindu priest got two girls married in Canada last week. Her photos and videos are going viral. But since then the priest is being threatened with death. The Hindu Temple Association has banned him. He has issued a statement in Tamil." Sumathi described the incident as linked to hatred against homosexuals.

He said, "Imperialism tried to eliminate the third gender from our communities and the hatred of homosexuals continues to this day while South Asians have settled in Canada. This is a violation of human rights." Protests in many places Dozens of human rights organizations and more than a hundred activists of the world have also issued a statement in support of Pujari Kurukal. This statement issued by the US-based Sadhna Coalition criticized the treatment of Kurukal. The statement says, “As a religious representative, representative of religious institutions, and a conscious social member, we are deeply disturbed by the continuing threats and harassment to Shri Ranganathan Kurukal. Kurukal agreed to the marriage after several temples and priests in the area had returned them." Photos: Where is the freedom of same-sex marriage Another US-based Hindu organization 'Hindus for Human Rights' told Deutsche Welle that the behavior of some conservatives was reprehensible. The organization said, "A religious representative decided to honor the love of two people from the LGBTQ+ community. We condemn the attacks on them. We stand in support of Mr. Ranganathan Kurukal.

The organization Recognizing Homosexuality states that the Hindu community has always welcomed gender and sexual diversity. "While hatred against homosexuals and against transgender people has existed, LGBTQ+ people have found recognition through religious narratives and books," he said. Canadian police have arrested a woman in connection with acts of hatred. Toronto Police has issued a statement saying that a man had received threats for performing a religious ceremony. On October 1, 47-year-old Umanthani Nishanthan was arrested in Toronto on charges of threats and criminal harassment. Same-sex marriage is legal in Canada. It was only in 2005 that Canada legalized it, making it the fourth in the world to do so. Became the first country outside Europe. Gay marriages are still not legal in India.