Mumbai, May 04: MNS chief Raj Thackeray has been agitating repeatedly, citing the Supreme Court, to remove loudspeakers from mosques. At the same time, more than 250 of his workers have been detained after playing Hanuman Chalisa loudspeaker. At the same time, once again Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut has issued another statement on this issue.
Sanjay Raut said that the decision of the Supreme Court is the same for everyone. Now our temples are also bearing the brunt of this. It is a black day for us Hindus that due to BJP politics with Raj Thackeray, people will not be able to listen to the aarti.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said it is not just about loudspeakers in mosques, in Maharashtra, ‘aarti’ is performed early in the morning and people often listen to them through loudspeakers as they all cannot enter the temple premises But today it cannot happen, which is unfortunate. He said that BJP is behind the loudspeaker controversy in Maharashtra. They are using Raj Thackeray to create rift among Hindus in the state.
He said it is not just about loudspeakers in mosques, in Maharashtra, ‘aarti’ is performed early in the morning and people often listen to them through loudspeakers as all of them cannot enter the temple premises, but today it is so. It cannot be that unfortunate, Harut said while talking to ANI that it is Bal Thackeray and Veer Savarkar who have taught Hindutva to the country. The school of Hindutva is the core of Shiv Sena.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Wednesday said playing Hanuman Chalisa outside mosques will continue until the government takes action and addresses the issue as per Supreme Court guidelines on loudspeakers.
Addressing a press conference here, Raj Thackeray said, “As far as I know, there are more than 1,140 mosques in Mumbai. Out of these, 135 mosques played azaan at 5 am in violation of the guidelines. We want peace in the state. I want to ask the police that you are taking action only against our workers. My point is that all illegal loudspeakers should be removed from mosques, till they are removed, we will continue our agitation.
The MNS chief further said, “It is not only about mosques, there are many temples where illegal loudspeakers are running. I have already clarified that this (illegal loudspeakers) is not a religious issue but a social issue.