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Friday, March 7, 2014

I’m not surprised

SATNARAYAN Maharaj, head of the nation’s largest Hindu organisation, the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) — yesterday said he was not surprised at Archbishop of Port-of-Spain Joseph Harris’ observation that Carnival was an exhibition of vulgarity.
Maharaj was responding to statements by Archbishop Harris during his Ash Wednesday homily at Our Lady of Perpetual Help RC Church, Harris Promenade in San Fernando. Harris attacked the behaviour of some masqueraders during Carnival Season, which he described as symptomatic of the pervasive lawlessness in society.

Maharaj said the women in this country who are normally sensible young people, seem to lose all their inhibitions with the sound of Carnival and the soca.

“Now we are seeing them virtually naked on the streets, with just a panty on and they airbrush their breasts. If at normal times, the police were to see a lady on the street dressed in a panty, they would arrest that person yet at Carnival time this is permitted. Nobody raises an eyebrow,” he observed.

Maharaj noted that Carnival was supposed to be a religious festival and it never comes into play. He called those persons who attend churches to receive their ashes after partying at the fetes and in the streets, hypocrites.

“They go for ashes, for what? They already planned how they were going to celebrate Carnival a year in advance,” he said.

Maharaj said taxpayers’ money was being spent to corrupt the minds of the nation’s children.

“Taxpayers’ money should not be spent on behaviour like this because the community pays a heavy price in the long run. We have no role models for our children,” he said.

source :newsday.co.tt




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