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'Ghar Wapasi' and 'compulsory Surya Namaskar' face Muslim resentment in Jaipur
At a meeting of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board held in Jaipur on March 23, the silence of Prime Minster Narendra Modi on the controversial issues like 'ghar wapasi' related to religious hardliners was resented.
It was articulated that Hindu hardliners were trying to polarise the society on religious lines by spreading anti-Muslim feelings and trying to push country toward a fascist state.

The meeting also criticised Rajasthan government's recent decision to make Surya Namaskar compulsory in all schools both government and private schools. It was demanded that the controversial order must be withdrawn since Islam did not permit for such practice and was an encroachment on religious freedom of the Muslims.

Also, it was said that any amendment to the Muslim personal law will be opposed since it would be detrimental to very essence of Muslim religion.

According to Abdul Rahim Qureshi, the General Secretary, All India Muslim Personal Law Board, the government should concentrate on internal stability and peace for development instead of taking decisions which affects religious freedom of the Muslims. The Muslim religious leader has termed the move of compulsory Surya Namaskar as un-Islamic by equating it with idol-worship prohibited in Islam.

It is being felt by the Muslim opinion leaders that the present government was trying to 'saffronise' both schools and the society.

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