(Balitrips.net) / 08 Dec 2012
Denpasar - Bali Council Office visited Rangda, Friday afternoon December 7, 2012. Fortunately no real Rangda. Hindu community in Bali students take a set of fixtures Dance Rangda - the mythological creature symbolizing evil in Hinduism - to protest the rampant theft pratima back in Bali. Pratima is a means of worship of Hindus, who placed in their respective temples.
Protesters made up of students of National Institute of Hindu Dharma (IHDN) and the Student Union Hindu Dharma Indonesia (KMHDI) Bali. They asked the Council to continue their aspirations Bali institution entitled to make special rules to snare the thieves pratima with the death penalty.Rangda addition, they also bring the form that carried Pratima, like when people do worship. Pratima was paraded follow Rangda into the parliament building.
Action coordinator, I Nyoman Surpa explained that Rangda is like a thief who took pratima without permission. Protests made because theft is considered a persistent taksu tarnish Hinduism. "We ask the offender to be sentenced to death," cried Surpa in his speech. Not long after the action began, members DRPRD Bali Kari Vali meet protesters. Karangasem origin deputies agreed with the student actions and regretted this theft. Even so, he considered the death penalty can not be justified. "If I'd agreed to be punished for life, not put to death," said Kari.
Rally closed with praying in the courtyard of the board. Despite the heat, dozens of students with mild Balinese traditional costume is sitting cross-legged and kneeling and praying.