NEW DELHI: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said chanting ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ is a national duty.
“I fail to understand as to why some people have a problem with chanting Bharat Mata ki Jai. There is no obligation to chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai, but the kind of hatred that is being seen regarding this, is very dangerous, that mentality is dangerous It is not a constitutional duty to chant Jai Mata Di, but one should respect their national duty,” Naqvi told ANI here.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had earlier said that those unwilling to say 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' have no right to stay in the country.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had on March 3, while referring to the JNU controversy said, "Now the time has come when we have to tell the new generation to chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'. It should be real, spontaneous and part of the all-round development of youth."
Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband had on Friday issued a fatwa against the chanting of 'Bharat Mata Ki jai', saying the slogan goes against the tenets of Islam.