First hijab, then halal, then azaan and now shopping… Once again anti-Hindu and anti-Muslim politics is in full swing in the country. Hindu organizations in Karnataka had appealed not to buy Halal meat. Meat shops in Delhi have been asked to close during Navratri.
Meat-mutton shops closed in Navratri Stay BJP is talking about closing meat shops in Delhi during Navratri. Mayors of South Delhi and East Delhi have asked meat shops to remain closed during Navratri.
South Delhi Municipal Corporation Mayor Mukesh Surya has written a letter to Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti saying that there is no need to open meat shops during Navratri.
Mukesh has also written in his letter to Surya that devotees going for Durga Puja during Navratri are affected by the smell emanating from the meat shop, which hurts their religious sentiments. He appealed to keep the meat shop closed till April 11.
Apart from them, Mayor of East Delhi Shyam Sundar Agarwal also appealed to close the butcher shop. Appealing, he said that keeping the meat shop closed during Navratri will give us happiness. However, as the controversy escalated, Agarwal later clarified that he had only appealed.
Hyderabad MP and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi questioned who would compensate the loss due to the closure of the meat shop. Owaisi said that not only 99% but 100% of the people have the option that if they don’t want to buy meat, they don’t buy it.
Maharashtra-Karnataka dispute over the noise of Ajan
The controversy over Ajan started from Maharashtra. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has issued a statement regarding Ajan. He threatened that the use of loudspeakers in mosques should be stopped, otherwise Hanuman Chalisa would be recited loudly outside the mosques.
The controversy over Azaan and loudspeakers was not limited to Maharashtra alone. Its fire reached Karnataka. After Maharashtra, the controversy started in Karnataka regarding Ajan. Some Hindu organizations and BJP leaders have said that the use of loudspeakers in mosques should be stopped as it causes inconvenience to the people living nearby.
When asked about this, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bomai said that there is an order of the Karnataka High Court regarding Ajan. The High Court has fixed the decibel limit for loudspeakers playing during the azaan. “Our job is to keep everyone in confidence,” he said. However, former Chief Minister and Congress leader M. Siddaramaiah said that the BJP is trying to disturb the communal atmosphere for the elections.
Saffron against Hijab in Karnataka
The controversy started in late December in Karnataka over the hijab before azaan and halal. The case was caught in January. Girls were not allowed to enter the class wearing hijab. The government has ordered that no student will be allowed to enter the school-college wearing any kind of religious dress. All students come in uniform.