A senior pontiff of a religious community (read Hindu) and venerated by millions cannot be humiliated in such a lousy fashion.
The seer was neither informed in advance, nor his statement taken at his arrest and he was kept in a jail even though Laloo can be kept in VIP luxury. The sequence of events can take a disastrous turn if the communal overtones this event signifies are not handled.
An Iteresting quote by someone :
The claim by Jayendra Saraswathi that he will not get justice if he is sent to police custody is a slur on the Kanchi Mutt, and undermines the spirituality which it is supposed to purvey.
For, the Junior Acharya who returned to the Mutt on November 16, appealed to all devotees to offer special prayers from November 17.
"They could recite the Vishnu Sahasranama, Kanda Sashti Kavacham and Hanuman Chalisa, besides performing Rudrabhishekam", according to one news report.
Jayendra Saraswathi can claim that he will not get justice in police custody despite performing all the above "devotional deeds", amounts to questioning the efficacy of these acts. If these acts have no efficacy, then the very raison de'tre of the Kanchi Mutt needs to be questioned.
And on the other end Christian fundamentalism raises its hood with not just 'selective' mind you, but complete blacking out of all the horrendous acts in Fallujah in the Media (the whole event does not even appear to be occuring if you scan the normal images in News channels and papers) - courtesy an article by Pamela Philipose in The New Indian Express.
As I was reading an article by Saeed Naqvi in The New Indian Express (a paper worth reading - The Hindu has tomes of Ads and Deccan Herald with only local focus, the other paper is not worth mentioning), he ends the article by doubting the true intentions of religious fundamentalists on the rise in the US this way :
A US soldier shoots an unarmed 'insurgent' in Fallujah, point blank and his associate draws a cross across his chest - Ironic? No pathetic !