Hindu Sena seeks divine intervention for Donald Trump’s victory
Republican party candidate for the US presidential election, Donald Trump have earned some fans in India. Trump in his speech in the Republican primary race to decide the party’s candidate for the November election asked for temporary ban on Muslims from America and cracking down on terrorist groups abroad.
Around a dozen members of the Delhi-based right-wing group, Hindu Sena offered prayers asking for divine intervention to help Trump become the next US president.
Hindu Sena organised prayer ritual on Wednesday at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, chanting invocations, asking for the Republican nominee’s success in the 2016 US elections.
Hindu Sena members were pictured conducting the ritual while surrounded by statues of Hindu gods, as well as several images of Trump. Above where they sat, a huge banner read: “Hindu Sena supports Donald Trump: Hope for humanity against Islamic Terror”.
Vishnu Gupta, founder of the Hindu Sena, said, “The whole world is screaming against Islamic terrorism, and even India is not safe from it. Only Donald Trump can save humanity,” reported Associated Press.
Members of the group lit a ritualistic fire and chanted Sanskrit prayers, which reportedly appealed to the gods to help Trump with his victory in the elections. The Hindu Sena members also threw offerings into the fire, such as seeds, grass and ghee.
The term ‘Hindu Sena’ began trending on Twitter in India as the news broke about the prayer ritual. Many took to social media to mock the right-wing Hindus, however, Hindu Sena members appeared to remain undeterred from their belief that an elected Trump would be good for India.