Rihai Manch Condemns Yogi Adityanath's Decision to Paint Haj House Saffron

The BJP government paint the outer wall of the UP State Haj Committee office in saffron at Lucknow on Friday

The BJP government paint the outer wall of the UP State Haj Committee office in saffron at Lucknow on Friday

Prior to this, the Yogi government had painted buses saffron and handed school children saffron school bags. The committee accused the contractor for choosing the wrong colour and said that it was not intentionally done.

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The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday applied a white coating on the green-and-white state Haj committee boundary wall that the administration had painted saffron hours earlier, but the end result appeared cream.

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Continuing its wave of saffronisation, Yogi Adityanath's government in UP has now painted the walls of Lucknow's Haj House with saffron. colour The Haj House is a complex used to provide accommodation to Muslims travelling to Mecca to pay pilgrimage. The paint was carried out late last night and the Haj office staff were not immediately available for comments, Friday being a holiday.

Saffron colour is majorly related with the Hinduism and also associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

Tanzeem Ulema-e-Hind State President Maulana Nadeemuljwadi had lodged strong protest warning the BJP government not to indulge in such acts which provoke religious sentiments of the community members. "If the BJP really considers the saffron colour as sacrosanct, it should not indulge in the politicisation of the colour and indulge in blatant saffronisation", SP spokesman Sunil Singh Sajan was quoted as saying by NDTV. "This is politics of colour and should be avoided". Is saffron an anti-national colour?

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On Friday the UP Haj minister Mohsin Raza, who often wears a saffron coloured waistcoat, had defended the new colour.

Uttar Pradesh State Haj Committee office in Lucknow. "Saffron is a colour which symbolizes ujala (brightness) and urja (energy)". "After all, only the outer wall of the government office has been painted and not the building or any personal property of any individual", he said.

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