The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has slammed Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over the ongoing crisis involving Sabarimala temple and threatened to launch a nationwide movement. VHP\u2019s joint general secretary Surendra Jain said that Vijayan is working like Adil Shah and Aurangzeb and making efforts to crush Hindu faith and traditions. \u201cThe Chief Minister is trying to turn Kerala into a Hindu-free state like Kashmir. On Shabrimala issue, his behavior has become like a ruthless dictator,\u201d Jain told reporters on Tuesday. \u201cHe has been repeatedly torturing Hindus under the pretext of the Supreme Court decision. In the name of preserving the rights of women, he is abusing the women themselves very cruelly,\u201d he added. Also Read: RSS trying to destroy secular fabric of Kerala, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan Stating that Vijayan wants to turn Kerala into a battlefield, he said, \u201cThe way even the chanting of God\u2019s name has become a crime in Kerala, it has started disturbing Hindus quite a lot.\u201d The VHP leader added that the government has failed to deal with the situation and make proper arrangements for the devotees at the hill shrine. \u201cIn the name of arrangements, infrastructure and logistics, the communist government is only doing disorder and creating chaos,\u201d he said. On police action on Sunday night, he said that hundreds of Ayyappa devotees were arrested and treated like terrorists and sent to judicial custody. Also Read: Sabarimala row: BJP general secretary, right-wing leader taken into custody \u201cThe way the police kicked the devotees with boots and lifted and threw away the women, it seemed that the said holy place of Hindu society was not a part of independent Bharat but had become Aurangzeb's empire,\u201d he noted. He also asked why the government has clamped Section 144 in the temple town of Kerala. \u201cWas there any possibility of any kind of riot there? The entire country wants to know from them as to what kind of threat to law and order was present there?\u201d he sought to know from the CM. \u201cIf the state government remains this dictatorial and dogmatic, then the Vishva Hindu Parishad would consider making it a national movement,\u201d he told reporters. He also urged the Supreme Court to hear the matter quickly. \u201cIt is the prayer of the VHP to the judges that by getting the date of January 22, the Vijayan government has got another opportunity to indulge in barbarism, which is not appropriate,\u201d Jain said. Meanwhile, compared to previous years, there has been a fall in the number of pilgrims at the Sabarimala temple in this ongoing two-month-long pilgrimage season. In the past, the average daily number of pilgrims that visited the temple was around 1 lakh, but this time it has fallen perhaps because of the continuous stir. Also, police on Tuesday tightened the rules for pilgrims asking them to return within 6 hours from the shrine and also not to talk to media. The temple town has been witnessing massive protests since September 28 when the Supreme Court in a landmark order lifted the centuries-old ban on the entry of women belonging to menstruation age group.