Soon after the Aligarh district administration banned religious recitation programmes on the streets, the Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM) on Saturday said that the district magistrate (DM) will be forced to chant Hanuman Chalisa on the road if the order was implemented.
Threatening DM Aligarh CB Singh, the HJM state general secretary Surendra Singh Bhagaur said, “We will not obey the orders issued by the DM. He is no one to issue any directives to us. If he stops us for conducting religious programmes in open, then he will be forced to chant ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ on the street.”
While It was earlier reported to the DM that some organisations were performing Hanuman Chalisa and prayers in response to the Muslims’ offering namaz on the roads.
Reacting to the latest development, the DM held a meeting with representatives of both the communities and said that no religious activity shall be carried out on the road.
Uttar Pradesh Congress leader Dwijendra Tripathi spoke to India Today TV on the matter
“Such statements are made by those who have been given patronage by the BJP. What DM has done is absolutely right, it is his duty to ensure peace,” said Dwijendra Tripathi.
Reaction also came from UP BJP spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi.
“Some people make such remarks just to create controversy. Strict action will be taken against these people. No such activity should take place on the road which can create tension,” Rakesh Tripathi.
This story is first appeared on indiatoday.in