HRD Minister Smriti Irani says; All have right to say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’
Rajkot: The controversy over the ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ is still going on in the country. After the India’s largest Islamic seminary ‘Darul Uloom Deoband’ issued a fatwa for the Muslims not to chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’. Now, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said that everyone have right to say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ on Saturday.
She further added that everybody had the right to say the slogan for the sake of the motherland.
“Chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ is a matter of emotion. Every human being has the right to chant for mother or for the motherland,” she told reporters at the airport here before leaving for Dwarka.
Motherland is no less than one’s mother, she said.
Darul Uloom Deoband yesterday stated that Muslims should stop themselves from saying “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” as it was against the tenets of Islam.
Irani received a welcome gesture from Rajkot mayor Jaiman Upadhyay and deputy mayor Darsheeta Shah.
The Union Minister said that she expect BJP’s performance in Gujarat will boost under new state chief, Vijay Rupani’s leadership.
The ongoing controversy started after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s comment that everybody should say the slogan which was opposed by AIMIM leader and MP Asaduddin Owaisi.