Hindutva outfit demands to ban Fajr Azan in India

images (1)Mangalore: A less popular Hindutva outfit what seems to be an attempt to garner media attention has made a controversial demand of banning the Fajr Azan (dawn prayer call from Masjids) across India.

Protesting under the leadership of a self styld ‘swami’ who had reportedly tried to ‘commit suicide’ in another issue previously, dozens of Hindutva activists gathered outside the office of Deputy Commissioner in Mangalore demanding to ban the Fajr Azan all over India.

The protest was held under the banner of Rashtriya Hindu Andolan. However, Some protesters were displaying the banner of Hindu Janjagruti Samiti, an infamous extremist Hindutva outfit.

Speaking on the occasion, Sanatan Sanstha activist Vijayalakshmi said that even though India has granted religious freedom for all the people, followers of one religion should not misuse this freedom to disturb the followers of other religions in the society.

Using a derogatory word for Adhan, she said that when Muslims shout using loudspeakers every morning they should know that it would disturb sleep of a majority of people in the society.

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti activist Vivek Pai said that the right to sleep peacefully is also comes under the ambit of fundamental rights of every Indian citizen. In some places Muslims deliberately cause noise pollution through loudspeakers in the early morning. Those who use loudspeakers for Adhan before 6 AM in the morning should be arrested and punished.

Bharat Kranti Sena chief Pranavananda Swami, who had tried to ‘commit suicide’ in January this year while demanding from government to ban a Christian televangelists programme in Bangalore, said that protest against morning Adhan will continue until a strict ban on that ritual will come into force in the entire country.

Sri Ram Sena leader Kumar Malemar, Hindu Yuva Sena leader Nagesh Bajalekari were also present among others in the protest.

The protest comes a day ahead of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.

Source: SahilOnline