“How would we have reacted to the chants of ‘Allahu Akbar’ in Parliament?” – IPS Sanjiv Bhatt

New Delhi: As Shri Ram Nath Kovind took oath as the 14th President of India, the Central Hall of the Parliament House which holds more BJP members now after 2014 general election, witnessed some members from the large contingent of BJP MPs in the venue raising slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’, ABP reported.

‘The slogans were raised by a handful of BJP MPs and could be heard faintly as invitees rose to file out of the Central Hall,’ as per a report in The Times of India.

“This is Temple of democracy” said PM Modi after taking oath as Prime minister in 2014.

Raising one religious slogan in Temple of democracy where people of several faiths live raises many questions. The action has come under fire from media and opposition parties who say that patronizing a particular religion is against the dignity of the Parliament and the constitutional office of the President.

“How would we have reacted to chants of ‘Allahu akbar-Allahu Akbar’?” pointed out former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt who took on Modi governance for 2002 riot.