Nagpur : “Is India for Hindus only?”asked the judges of Mumbai High Court about Nagpur Municipal Corporation plan to have the “Hanuman Chalisa” recited at an AIDS-awareness program to be organized here Nagpur tomorrow.
“Why only recital of Hanuman Chalisa and why not from the Quran, the Bible or other religious literature? What is the nexus of AIDS awareness and Hanuman Chalisa recital? Is it only Hindus who contract AIDS?” Nagpur based judges sought explanation from the organizers, reported NDTV.
The high court judges have said that they are not against any religious programme, but are concerned about government agencies associating with these.
The court also directed the organizers to give wide publicity to its AIDS awareness programme, without mentioning the Hanuman Chalisa event.