Following UP model, Hindu bodies start campaign for national anthem in K'taka madrassas
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) After campaigning and agitations against 'azaan', hijab and ban on Muslim merchants in temples, the Hindu organisations have started campaigning for national anthem in madrassas.
The Hindu organisations have come together to demand the implementation of the rule of making singing of national anthem compulsory in madrassas before commencing classes. The campaign has been taken up on social media.
The model has been implemented in Uttar Pradesh and now, the Hindu organisations want it to be implemented in Karnataka.
A total of 968 madrassas are taking grants from the government. Among them 394 are going to be included in the Wakf Board.
Presently, the national anthem is not sung in madrassas. 'Hamd' and 'Salam' prayers are sung everyday. The madrassas maintain that they will sing the national anthem on the occasion of the Independence Day and the Republic Day.
However, the Hindu organisations maintain that the national anthem is not sung at all in madrassas.
In another development, Imam Moulana Maksood Imran Rashadi has stated that it has been decided not to perform 'azaan at 5 a.m. through loudspeakers. He had also appealed to the mosque managements not to use loudspeakers at 5.15 a.m. and 5.30 a.m 'azaan'. He had asked the mosque managements to procure permission from the police department and perform 'azaan' through loudspeakers.