Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray shared a videotape of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray’s speech from years ago. Bal Thackeray can be heard advising against the use of loudspeakers and claiming that when his “government comes to power in Maharashtra,” the offering of namaz “would halt on roadways.”
“The day my government comes into power in Maharashtra, [the offering of] namaz will stop on roads. Religion should not come in the way of any development. If there are any Hindu rituals coming in the way of developments, we will look into that as well. Loudspeakers at mosque will be removed,” Bal Thackeray said in Marathi.
The video was uploaded by Raj Thackeray amid a raging debate in Maharashtra against the usage of loudspeakers.
Raj Thackeray asked that loudspeakers be removed from mosques in the state by May 3, failing which the Hanuman Chalisa would be played at a louder intensity outside such religious buildings.
Raj Thackeray advised people to play Hanuman Chalisa outside mosques starting May 4 if loudspeakers were not removed during the Aurangabad event on May 1 (Sunday).
“I won’t be responsible for what all happens after the May 3 deadline to remove loudspeakers from mosques,” Raj Thackeray was quoted by news agency PTI as saying on Sunday.
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