Bengaluru: The Karnataka Police Department is on high alert after Hindu activists across the state began chanting the Hanuman Chalisa against Azaan on Monday.
At 5 a.m., Sri Ram Sena founder Pramod Muthalik launched the programme at a temple in Mysuru’s district. He claimed that over 1,000 temples chanted the Hanuman Chalisa and offered ‘Suprabhata’ (morning) prayers in opposition to Azaan in mosques.
The police have detained activists who were planning to begin chanting the Hanuman Chalisa at a temple in Bengaluru.
It has increased security across the state because the issue could lead to communal strife.
Activists will intensify their prayer campaign at temples in the coming days, according to Muthalik.
He had questioned the “government’s helplessness to take action against Azaan, who is breaking the law and the constitution.”
“The Azaan offered early in the morning disturbs patients and students. Muslims now believe they are above the law, thanks to Congress. The United States Congress has also instilled fear of Muslims. He claimed that “no one is above the law” and that “no one is above the law.”
Activists began offering devotional prayers and shouted “Jai Sri Ram,” “Jai Hanuman,” and “Bharat Mata ki Jai.” They began praying at 5 a.m. and finished at 6 a.m. across the state.
The situation in Karnataka is once again becoming tense after a series of incidents following the hijab crisis, the murder of Bajrang Dal activists, and communal violence in Hubballi.