Bengaluru: After campaigning and agitations against azaan, hijab and ban on Muslim merchants in temples, the Hindu groups have started campaigning for India’s national anthem in Islamic seminaries in Karnataka.
The Hindu groups have come together to demand the implementation of the rule of making singing of national anthem of India compulsory in madrassas before commencing classes. The campaign has been taken up on social media, news agency IANS reported.
The model has been implemented in Uttar Pradesh and now, the Hindu groups want it to be implemented in Karnataka, the report said.
A total of 968 madrassas are taking grants from the government. Among them 394 are going to be included in the Wakf Board.
Usually, ‘Hamd’ and ‘Salam’ prayers are sung every day in the seminaries. The Madrassas maintain that they will sing the anthem on the occasion of the country’s Independence Day and the Republic Day.
However, the report said Hindu groups maintain that the anthem is not sung at all in Madrassas.