Mewat: Chief of Swaraj India condemned the Haryana Panchayat’s order through which it prohibited Muslims from offering prayers at public places, wearing skull caps and naming their children according to their choice. Mr Yadav declared the judgment as illegal and violation of human rights. It is a blot on Indian culture and ideology, he said, saying that this is not acceptable at any cost. He was addressing the ‘mahapanchayat’ of 51 villages held in Haryana’s Rewari district.
Prof Yogendra Yadav demanded that the government identify such people and arrest them immediately. He said as per the constitution, India is a democratic secular country, where every citizen is ensured economic, social and political justice.
Panchayat in Haryana village had passed a diktat ordering its Muslim community members not to keep skull caps and shave off their long beards apart from adopting Hindu names. The discriminatory step was adopted at a meeting in a Titoli village in Haryana’s Rohtak district. The Panchayat had also asked the Muslim population in the area to adopt Hindu names and to not offer namaz in the open.