On March 16, 2011, Mr. Jagdish Tytler visited the famous Jagannath Temple in Puri in Orissa, India. The issue was raised in Orissa Assemby by BJD MLAs claiming that it hurt the sentiments of local people and priests in Jagannath Temple as Jagdish Tytler is a non-Hindu and non-Hindus are not allowed to enter Jagannath Temple.
Mr. Jagdish Tytler replied to this issue as nonsense because he is a Hindu and had visited the temple four times before and no one had objected to it. So raising the issue now is just a political stunt.
Actually, whether he is a Hindu or non-Hindu is meaningless because a true Hindu would never restrict anybody from entering any Hindu temple on this earth. Only those who are ignorant about Hinduism can raise such issues and would not allow non-Hindus to enter the Hindu temples. It is really disgusting that in the 21st Century also, there are some foolish people who fight on these issues. As a Hindu, I condemn those who restrict anybody from entering a Hindu temple.