‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ Slogan Un-Islamic: Muslim Seminary

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Hyderabad: Muslim seminary Jamia Nizamia in Hyderabad has issued a fatwa against chanting the slogan ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’. The seminary called the slogan un-Islamic and irrational, reports CNN-IBN.

It has said that it is an individual belief to treat India as a mother and that view cannot be enforced on others.

The remarks came a few days after AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi stirred a controversy by saying that he would never chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’. His statement has set the political tempers high.

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Rejecting RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s suggestions and methods to infuse patriotism in the young generation, Owaisi had said he would not chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ even if a knife is put to his throat.

“I don’t chant that slogan. What are you going to do, Bhagwat sahab?” he had said at a rally in Udgir tehsil of Latur district in Maharashtra on February 13. “Nowhere in the Constitution it says that one should say Bharat Mata ki Jai,” he had added.