After protest from the Hindu organizations to the guidelines regarding installation of statues, the State government has changed the guidelines again.
A few days ago, State government had issued 21 guidelines regarding installation of statues of national heroes and great personalities. The government had asked the concerned to take no objection certificate from the minority community before installing the statue. This point was opposed by the Hindu organizations and it would have resulted into a controversy. Finally, the state government decided to change this point.
Now, the No Objection Certificate is made necessary but from the head of local police station where the statue is proposed to be installed. A report regarding local residents’ no opposition to the statue installation also needs to be submitted. This notification was issued on Saturday.
Ramesh Shinde, spokesperson of Hindu Janjagruti Samiti, said that the State government was forced to withdraw the notification of removal of pictures of gods and goddess from the government offices. Now, will the government dare to issue notification asking people to seek no objection certificate before installing loudspeakers on the mosque, Shinde asked.