Hate Songs Against Muslims, Call For Ram Rajya Marked ‘Grandest’ Ram Navami Celebration In Hyderabad (The Wire)

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“You won’t find women and girls like these anywhere else. They are pure Hindus and fair-skinned. It’s one of the reasons we come here,” said one of the participants in the religious rally which was taken out by BJP MLA T. Raja Singh even after the police had denied permission for it. He used the permission granted to another organisation to lead the yatra.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA T. Raja Singh during the Ram Navami Yatra (rally) in Hyderabad. Photo: X/@TigerRajaSinghBJP MLA T. Raja Singh

By Sumit Jha

Dayakar Singh’s right thumb and forefinger were busy crushing and kneading a pinch of tobacco on his left palm. Once done to his satisfaction, he placed the substance between his lower lip and gum with practised ease.

“This will be the grandest Ram Navami celebration,” he said in front of a statue of Uttar Pradesh’s former chief minister Kalyan Singh. “Our temple has finally come up,” he added, referring to the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

The air reverberated with melodious strains of ‘Ram Ji Ki Nikli Sawari’, courtesy of the ‘Shyam Sundar KP Deepak Band’.

In an instant, Singh melted into the bustling crowd, drawn by the allure of the Ram Navami celebration in front of Lodh Bhawan at Dhoolpet in Hyderabad on Wednesday, April 18.

Throughout Hyderabad, people visited temples from early morning, some even setting up makeshift prayer pandals. In Dhoolpet, there was an electrifying buzz, not merely in honor of Rama’s birth anniversary, but also reflecting the communal camaraderie.

This story was originally published in thewire.in. Read the full story here.


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