(Credit : India TV)
Thane (Maharashtra) – The Popular Front of India (PFI) on 8th April issued an open threat over the demands of a ban on loudspeakers atop mosques. PFI Mumbra President Matin Shekhani warned that if one touches the loudspeakers, the outfit will not spare them. “Some people are trying to disrupt peace. Some have problems with azaan while some have problems with madarasas and mosques. PFI wants peace, but don’t provoke us otherwise we won’t spare. If any mosque, madarasa or loudspeaker is touched, PFI will lead the struggle”, Shekhani warned.
PFI issues open threat over demand for loudspeaker ban in Maharashtra; MNS hits back https://t.co/n98doxK8bB
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The controversy started when Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray raised the issue of high-decibel loudspeakers atop mosques. Raj Thackeray demanded the removal of speakers atop mosques before 3rd May and warned the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) Government that MNS will play Hanuman Chalisa in front of mosques if his demand was not met by the deadline.
Reacting to PFI’s threat, MNS leader Avinash Jadhav said that he himself wants peace but if someone challenges him, he will play Hanuman Chalisa in Mumbra.
“Raj Thackeray has asked everyone to follow the Court’s order. If you want to party, do it inside four walls, there is no need for loudspeakers”, Jadhav said.
Look at the audacity of the religious fanatics – the result of appeasement politics practised by all political parties since the Independence times !