Kanpur, May 6: As many as 1000 saints of Jansena, a Kanpur-based religious organisation, have been volunteering to take on stone-pelters in Jammu and Kashmir. Apparently, a group of 1000 saints from Jansena will leave for the state on May 7 to help Army jawans and paramilitary forces take on stone-pelters in the strife-torn state. Speaking to ANI, the head of Jansena organisation, Chetan Mahapuri said they have been training people to teach a lesson to the anti national elements who harm India’s unity. “We plan to open patharbaji training centres in Kanpur and adjoining areas to teach more saints the art of stone-slinging,” he said.

According to the reports, additional squads of saints may be sent later as per the requirement, said Jansena founder Balyogi Arun Puri Chaitanay Maharaj. Puri is the head priest of the Siddhanth temple in Janjmau. However, it is not yet known if the authorities would allow or forbid them to carry out their plans to take on stone-pelters. The Jan Sena founder claimed they have decided to go ahead with their plan to teach a lesson to the stone-pelters under the ‘Yudha Vijay Yagya’ despite the authorities forbidding them from doing so.

“We sought permission from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow us into Kashmir for boosting the morale of jawans and helping them take on stone-pelters, but did not get it. The district administration also denied us permission. However, we are determined to go, regardless of the consequences. If our members are stopped, we will travel in our individual capacity and regroup once we get there,” he said.



Jansena founder Balyogi Arun Puri Chaitanay Maharaj said that a truck loaded with stones will accompany the volunteers so that they could respond any attack by Kashmiri extremists in the same way. “Our disciples will collect more stones once we get there,” he added. He also said that as many as 500 volunteers would head to Krishna Ghati – where the jawans were found beheaded on Monday, May 1. 

“We will ask the jawans to keep us in the front row, so that Army casualties are avoided. As we don’t have families to mourn our death, we don’t mind sacrificing our lives to safeguard that of our jawans,” he said.