Azaan At Kolkata Durga Puja Pandal Triggers Controversy


A metropolis Durga Puja committee has triggered an argument by taking part in Azaan–a Muslim name for prayer– together with Sanskrit hymns because the theme music of the festivities.

The organisers says it was was according to the “communal harmony” theme chosen by the committee for this 12 months’s puja.

Santanu Singha, a Calcutta High Court lawyer, stated he filed a criticism at Beleghata police station on Friday accusing the organisers of “disturbing peace and tranquility” in West Bengal.

Police, nevertheless, stated they’re but to obtain a criticism.

“I was shocked to search out Azaan being performed each 10-15 minutes contained in the puja pandal. They are saying the theme is communal concord. What sort of communal concord are they preaching by hurting the feelings of Hindus throughout Durga Puja?” Mr Singha stated on Monday.

Mr Singha stated he has determined to maneuver court docket in opposition to the organisers.

The chief patron of the puja committee, Trinamool Congress MLA Paresh Pal, stated the theme of the puja is “Amra Ek, Eka Noi” (We are one, not alone). He stated aside from Azaan, the “”Om”” mantra can be being performed.

Hindu Jagran Manch chief Vivek Singh additionally threatened to maneuver court docket.

“In the name of puja theme, can we actually play with the theme of Durga Puja, play with our religion. An FIR has been filed at Phoolbagan police station and, if needed, we will take the legal route against Paresh Pal and his associates,” Mr Singh stated.

Paresh Pal, then again, stated the puja pandal has motifs of temple, church and mosque to venture the spirit of inclusiveness.

“The puja pandal has motifs of a temple, a church and a mosque to project the spirit of our inclusiveness. We have endeavoured to show that humanity is above barriers in our decoration and theme song,” Mr Pal stated.

“Let them file an FIR or take the legal route. We will fight it out,” he added.

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