Bajrang Dal has launched a campaign in Surat, Gujarat to donate loudspeakers to places where Hindus are living in minority to facilitate the recitals of Hanuman Chalisa. According to a report by OpIndia, The speakers will be equipped with timers set so that the Hanuman Chalisa gets played twice a day on its own.
Currently, there are almost 21 areas in Surat where Hanuman Chalisa is recited twice a day on loudspeakers. With a motive to turn this into a nationwide campaign, Bajrang Dal has also informed that they are planning to include more areas.
Sharing its detail, Rahul Sharma of Bajrang dal said that there are many areas in Surat where Hindus have become a minority. “People from lower caste used to reside in these areas. These people came and tried to create the divide between Hindus by telling them how Dalits are not Hindus and slowly the area become Muslim dominated. We have taken it upon ourselves to assure them that they are as much Hindus,” he added.
Yagnesh Patel, a Surat resident, and Bajrang Dal sanyojak also informed that local residents of Surat say that people of other religion use loudspeakers for their call of prayer, and any objection to the same is scoffed at and looked down upon.
“People of certain community gather every Friday and even take up public spaces to assert their religious identity. In Surat, we have weekly Satsangs at 15 locations as of now where they come and recite Hanuman Chalisa. This way, we are trying to create awareness about our Dharma and spread positivity in the atmosphere. This is our only aim,” Patel said