No protests, and No fun of Hindu gods: India’s Ahlehadees mosque warns

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Hyderabad — An Ahlehadees mosque in Hyderabad on Sunday issued a stern warning against carrying out protests and making fun of Hindu gods, a day after the nation had faced violent protests.

Masjid-e-Mohammedi Ahlehadees, located in the Akashnagar, Amberpet, issued a hand written statement in Roman Urdu for the ease of teenage worshipers.

The statement said, “Pertaining to the current conditions of the country, the management committee of the mosque, doesn’t permit the worshipers of this mosque, to participate in any protest or movement”.

“Nobody has the authority to mock the gods and goddess, and the books and creed of other religions”, the statement read.

“We honor the constitution and law of this country, and we don’t endorse any such action that can bring harm to the country, community, constitution, and the law”.

The last point states that, “The management committee doesn’t give permission to any of the attendees to protest verbally or through social media”.

“If anybody violates, then strict action will be taken against them”.

The letter was signed by over nine committee members.

Millichronicle’s Director Zahack Tanvir tweeted a copy of the letter, and it received overwhelming response from the Hindu community.

Nandita Thakur, who is followed by PM Modi said, “Good step, let’s see if the followers take it seriously”.

Senior Adviser at Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Kanchan Gupta, retweeted the message. While Defense Consultant Danvir Singh appreciated it with the comment “It’s sinking in”.

National Security Analyst Arvind Virmani quoted the tweet and said, “Equality under constitution and law is a fundamental right. But it will have universal support in society, if and only if, its practiced ‘equally’ by all thought leaders in society”.

Subramaniyan from Bangalore said, “Good move for mutual religions. Similarly Hindu groups must send letters to their political leaders too”.

Dr. Yudhyavir Singh said, “More such messages are needed. And every religion should be respected”.

Somesh Bahuguna from Mumbai said, “I support calls for peace and order from all stakeholders”. While Shivang Singh said, “Respect is the only reply to such gestures and vice versa”.

Dhawal Chopra from Goa said, “Such a welcome step. Highly appreciable”.

Amartya Ghose said, “This is a very welcome initiative. All communities irrespective of caste, creed or religion should respect all other communities and their belief and religions. Any one who tries to propagate hatred in the name of caste, creed and religion should be punished with a heavy hand”.

Shahid Pathan said, “Alhamdulillah, really commendable work. It’s our country and we have flourished 10 times post independence in India. We should respect their culture. As once it was ours”.

The tweet received over 9,539 likes, 2,902 retweets as of Monday morning.