Maulana Ansar Raza Lashed Out In A Live Debate, Said The Timing Of Azaan Will Not Be Changed

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1:33 pm 9 Jan, 2018

The Yogi Adityanath-led government of Uttar Pradesh has launched a massive crackdown on loudspeakers. It has only a few weeks left to respond to the query on loudspeakers leading to noise pollution by the Allahabad High Court and has hence commenced a survey of loudspeakers installed in all public places.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath. Financial Express

The Hindu reports that the District Magistrates and Superintendents of Police have been instructed by the government to remove all the loudspeakers and public address systems at religious and public places that have been installed without permission by January 20. They have also been instructed to constitute teams to carry out a detailed survey and submit a report regarding the same to the government by January 10.

A still from live debate on AajTak. Twitter

Meanwhile, the subject has become a hot topic of discussion among various sections of the society. In a debate going on over this issue on news channel Aaj Tak, spokespersons of BJP, Samajwadi Party, religious preacher Rajkumar Shastri and chairman of Ghareeb Nawaz Foundation Maulana Ansar Raza were present.

Maulana Ansar Raza. Newstrack

Initially, the anchor of the show asked all participants that why does God need a loudspeaker. Responding to this, Rajkumar Shastri said there are a number of Hindu programs in which loudspeaker is required. He went on to say that the notification by the government is particularly for Masjids because they conduct Azaan in a loud volume. Take a look at an excerpt from the debate in the video in the tweet below:



On this argument by Shastri, Maulana Ansar Raza got angry and asked the former as to what time is specified for prayers for Hindus. And when Maulana Ansar did not get his answer even after a heated debate, he said that even if Yogi or Modi himself come, the timing of the Azaan will not be changed. The moment was shared by Aaj Tak on its twitter handle and can be seen towards the end of the video in the tweet below:


Considering the sensitivity of the topic, it is almost impossible that Twitter could have not replied on the video showing clash between leaders of the two religious communities. Take a look at some of the replies below:














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