A plea has been submitted to Supreme Court, requesting the Archaeological Survey of India conduct a discreet survey of all historic and notable mosques in India that are hundred years old. PIL requested that "wuzu" or "wudu" (Islamic ritual for cleaning areas of body prior to prayer) be removed from mosque ponds and wells. Discreet survey was asked in order to avoid unnecessary community antagonism if a relic is discovered.
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The Mumbai Loudspeaker row intensified after MNS cadres started playing "Hanuman Chalisa" on loudspeaker in Maharashtra. Notably, MNS Chief Raj Thackeray warned of playing "Hanuman Chalisa" on loudspeakers from May 4, if loudspeakers are not removed outside mosques. A video went viral, in which an MNS leader was seen playing "Hanuman Chalisa" when "azan" was played in a mosque. Notably, 250 people have… read-more
The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra Government restricted loudspeakers at religious places without permission. The announcement came on April 18, after repeated comments of MNS leader Raj Thackeray, who criticized the playing of loudspeakers outside mosques, stating, if it continued, he would play 'Hanuman Chalisa' outside the mosques, amid 'Ramzan'. CM Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil will hold a… read-more
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Right-Wing Organization Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS), demanded action against non-compliance with the 2016 orders of the Bombay HC in regard to the loudspeaker removal from mosques. Intensifying agitation against loudspeakers at mosques, the HJS said, "Action should have been taken after the court order against the unauthorized loudspeakers on mosques". Notably, the organization also filed a petition in 2018, which was pending amid COVID-19… read-more
Replying to the constant demand of MNS Chief Raj Thackeray, Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar said, "Raj Thackeray must not be given so much importance, when the right time comes, I'll surely answer on it, I've the answer for every question". Notably, Thackeray is demanding the removal of loudspeakers outside the mosques, if failed, he would play 'Hanuman Chalisa' outside those mosques. He said, loudspeakers in mosques, cause trouble… read-more
In Bengaluru, over 300 temples, churches, mosques, pubs, clubs, and others have received notice from the city police, on April 7. Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant, issued a notice, asking the aforementioned establishments to keep loudspeakers at permissible decibel levels. The move came after the right-wing activists were demanding the removal of loudspeakers outside the mosques in the city. The temples, mosques, and others accepted… read-more
After the recent comments of MNS Chief Raj Thackeray, demanding loudspeaker removal outside mosques, the Mumbai Police, on April 5, issued a warning. Nashik Police Commissioner Deepak Pandey, "We had issued an order to shut all loudspeakers and DJs. No one can take law into their own hands. If anyone tries to disturb the peace, strict action will be taken against them". The warning has been issued with immediate effect.
Addressing party workers, MNS Chief Raj Thackeray asked for the removal of loudspeakers from mosques. On April 3, he said, "putting loudspeakers in front of the mosques and play Hanuman Chalisa". The statement came amid the beginning of Ramzan, the Holy Month of Muslims. He also claimed that people residing in Muslim areas of Mumbai are "Pakistani supporters" and asked the PM Modi to raid these areas.
The Delhi High Court will hear a case on December 24 considering the restoration of 27 Hindu and Jain temples in the Qutub Minar complex. Reportedly, a plea was filed on behalf of Lord Vishnu and Tirthankar Lord Rishab Dev by three advocates on 'next friend' basis. The suit has sought restoration under Article 25 and 26 of Indian Constitution which offers Right to Religion and demands to create a trust.