May 09, 2022
The Karnataka Police has been put up on high red alert due to the Azan Vs Hanuman Chalisa row. The Hindu activists have recently launched a campaign to chant Hanuman Chalisa in all places where Azan is being played loudly. There are more than 1000 temples where the activists will chant Hanuman Chalisa.
The police have taken activists into custody who were all set to launch the Hanuman Chalisa chanting at a temple in Bengaluru. It has beefed up the security throughout the state as the issue could trigger communal clashes. Muthalik has announced that activists will intensify their prayer campaign at temples in the coming days.
He had questioned the “government’s helplessness to take action against Azaan, which is against the constitution and law”. “Patients and students are troubled by the Azaan offered early in the morning. Congress has made Muslims feel that they are above the law. Congress has also created fear of Muslims. Law must be upheld and no one is above law,” he claimed.
Activists started devotional prayers and raised slogans of ‘Jai Sri Ram, ‘Jai Hanuman’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’. They started their prayers at 5 a.m. across the state and completed at 6 a.m. The situation in Karnataka, which was slowly coming out of the social unrest after a series of incidents following the hijab crisis, Bajrang Dal activists’ murder and Hubballi communal violence, is again getting tense.