The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has urged all states and Union Territories (UTs) to take necessary measures to maintain law and order on Hanuman Jayanti. This year, Hanuman Jayanti falls on April 27th, and it is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm in many parts of India.
Hanuman Jayanti is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Hanuman, who is considered to be a symbol of strength, courage, and devotion. On this day, devotees offer prayers and perform puja to seek blessings from Lord Hanuman. They also organize processions, sing devotional songs, and distribute prasad to mark the occasion.
However, in recent years, Hanuman Jayanti has also become a source of communal tension and violence in some parts of the country. There have been incidents of clashes between different communities over the installation of Hanuman idols or the route of processions. In some cases, these clashes have led to loss of life and property damage.
To prevent such incidents from happening this year, the MHA has issued an advisory to all states and UTs to maintain strict vigilance and take necessary precautions. The advisory asks the authorities to identify sensitive areas and deploy adequate security personnel to maintain law and order. It also asks them to take action against anyone who tries to disrupt communal harmony or spread rumors or fake news through social media.
The MHA has also asked the states and UTs to ensure that all religious processions are conducted peacefully and without any obstruction. They should ensure that the routes of the processions do not pass through sensitive areas or places of worship of other communities. The authorities should also keep a close watch on social media platforms to prevent any hate speech or provocative messages from being circulated.
In addition, the MHA has urged the public to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti in a peaceful and harmonious manner. They should respect the sentiments of people from other communities and avoid any behavior that may hurt their feelings. They should also report any suspicious activity or rumor to the authorities and not take the law into their own hands.
In conclusion, Hanuman Jayanti is an important festival for Hindus, and it should be celebrated with joy and devotion. However, it is also important to ensure that it does not become a source of communal tension and violence. The MHA’s advisory to all states and UTs is a timely reminder to maintain law and order and promote communal harmony during this festival. Let us all celebrate Hanuman Jayanti in a peaceful and harmonious manner and uphold the spirit of unity in diversity that is the hallmark of our great nation.