After the controversy over Hanuman Chalisa and Ajan, the issue of offering Namaz at a university in Aligarh has now come to the fore. After the video of offering Namaz on the university premises went viral on social media, the head of the university said that we will never allow such activities to take place. Filmmaker Vinod Kapri has given his reaction on the matter.
A video of a teacher offering Namaz at Aligarh’s Shri Varshney College has gone viral. On this, the director of the school, Anil Kumar Gupta, has said that ‘action will be taken on the basis of the report through the constitution of a committee. We will not allow such activities on campus. On this the filmmaker Vinod Kapri wrote that “Does such activity mean?”
In this tweet from Vinod Kapri, people started sharing his old tweet about Hanuman Chalisa. In which he wrote that now Hanuman Chalisa in front of Qutub Minar? Where has the world come from and what is happening in this country every day?’ People are giving their reactions to it on social media. Abhikriti Singh wrote that ‘do they have the right to do this and question our right?’
A user named Ali wrote that ‘Saraswati can be worshiped, if you pay Namaz, then it is a crime? Curse.’ A user named Patel Saheb wrote that “the people who opposed Hanuman Chalisa in Qutub Minar a few days ago are now crying.” A user named Avinash wrote that “if there are more problems, you can donate your property to the Waqf.”
Mrityunjay Singh wrote: ‘Yes, those activities, you can do it even inside the house. Why does it have to be done publicly?’ A user named Bala wrote that ‘praying is not acceptable? When did praying become a crime? It has become a norm to defame all the normal day-to-day activities of Muslims. Muhammad Ali wrote that ‘If a Muslim teacher is offering Namaz in his spare time, why do the fundamentalists have a problem with him? We have no problem if you lay the foundation stone of any program by lighting a flame at school, university or by praying to Sharde Maa.
We report that in the past, the topic of banning the burqa and hijab in educational institutions has been very much in the news. There was a lot of controversy about this. Now, when a video of a university professor in Aligarh offering Namaz on campus itself went viral on social media and there was talk of banning it, a new controversy seems to be emerging.