Bharat Mata row: Muslim group terms slogan 'Un-Islamic', issues fatwa

| Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 14:06
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Bharat Mata ki Jai slogan, Bharat Mata row, Islamic seminary,Fatwa

Hyderabad: The debate over 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' slogan continues to heat up with all the parties taking part and taking full advantage of the controversy ahead of the poll season amid the heated political debate over nationalism across the country.
Muslim seminary Jamia Nizamia in Hyderabad has issued a fatwa against chanting the slogan Bharat Mata ki Jai. The seminary called the slogans ‘un-Islamic’ and ‘irrational’. It also said that it is an individual belief to treat India as mother and that view cannot be enforced upon others.
The remarks came a few days after All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi stirred a controversy by saying that he would not chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' even if a knife was put to his throat. His statement has set political tempers high.
"I don't chant that slogan. What are you going to do, Bhagwat sahab?" he had said at a rally in Udgir tehsil of Latur district in Maharashtra on February 13. "Nowhere in the Constitution has it said that one should say Bharat Mata ki Jai," Owaisi had added.
BJP ramped up its patriotic plank, saying denigration of the nation will not be acceptable under any circumstance and there should be no dispute over slogans like 'Bharat Mata ki jai'.
BJP party president Amit Shah asked why a slogan like 'Bharat Mata ki jai', associated with the freedom struggle and which predates BJP and RSS should be the subject of a debate. 

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bharath matha ki jai.

muslim out fits will not admit it,as it is not in khuraan,owaisi getting support from muslim out fits,to rage a war against bjp,rss,but is raging waar against india.who said india got independance?.

Problem i think ppl dont really know why muslims oppose this slo

Problem i think ppl dont really know why muslims oppose this slogan. U c v cannot bow down or say jay of any goddess except the Almighty. In this case ur bharat mata which is shown in a saree with a lion. Many hindus know abt it bcoz its all been discussed during vande mataram. But still they want to force us and creaye tension. Hindustan Zindabad. Maadar e watan Zindabad.

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