Chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ should be passion: Naqvi

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday said that “chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ should not be a fashion but passion for every Indian”.

“Nationalism is in the DNA of every true Indian. But it is a matter of concern if there is any baseless debate on patriotism and nationalism,” the minister said while addressing the national conference of Chairman and Chief Executive Officers of the State Waqf Boards.

“Patriotism is not a part of compulsion but it’s a part of passion,” the minister added.

Naqvi also said that there was no need for distributing “certificates of nationalism and secularism”.

His comments come in the wake of a controversy over chanting of the nationalist slogan, triggered when Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat said earlier this month that the youth should be made to chant it. Bhagwat later clarified that no one should be forced to chant the slogan.

The minister said that the Narendra Modi government was moving forward with “strong commitment” to over-all development of all sections of the society including minorities.

“Inclusive growth of Muslim community is our target and no negative agenda will succeed in the path of achieving this target,” the minister said, adding that protection and development of Waqf properties was an important step in this regard.

There are 31 State Waqf Boards and 4,27,000 registered Waqf properties across the country besides other non-registered ones, he said, and expressed concern that Waqf boards in several states were under control of “Waqf mafia” due to which properties were not being utilised properly.

Naqvi said that even after the new Waqf Act, several states were not able to utilise Waqf properties for socio-economic-educational empowerment of the community.

“Several Waqf properties have been encroached by Waqf mafia. There is a need for a campaign on war-footing in this regard,” he added.


  1. I’m surprised that there is no fatwa on him as they did for kamalesha Tiwaari. Lately, the bigots from minority communities are out of control.

    • Ban beef if you must. Of course you will get away with it as you are in the majority.
      Cow slaughter ban lays an obligation on the government to cremate the cows and hold memorial services for every cow that dies.
      But since you are a great proponent of Sanathana Dharma YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF FEW ISSUES THAT WILL HAUNT YOU IN THE FUTURE.
      Do cows have souls. If so ,do only cows have souls and other animals do not have souls?. It is as good as saying that only white skinned people have souls and brown , black and yellow skinned do not have souls and can be slaughtered If one believes that animals have souls then killing any animal whether a cat , rat cockroach , mosquitoes becomes murder. In fact taking antibiotics also amounts to murder.
      Does the earth has a soul ? if so ,it would be a terrible crime to stand , to u****** ,d*****, throw garbage on it. It would be a terrible insult to everybody’s mother to call this dirty earth our Mother. Therefore those who want to practice the it , let them do so according to their belief and not impose it on others. Your urge to humiliate others can bring ridicule to you.

      The issue is whether animals and matter(earth) are capable to practicing spiritualism and give spiritual advice to the people. The government needs to take a speedy call on this serious issue.

  2. I see incoherent ramblings of one Sylvester from ‘Beef Club’ who seems to be borrowing most of his talking points from one specific religious doctrine. For trained eyes, it should be clear as to what I am referring to here.

    Oh well, one thing for sure – He doesn’t understand semantics or metaphors. Not just sanaathana dharma, there are many other reasonable, humanist, progressive groups who treat earth and nature as ‘mother’. Now, it doesn’t mean that earth and your real mother are one and the same. This is where it gets stressful to engage religious bigots in any meaningful dialogue who refuse to stop seeing world thru religious texts. When you are repeatedly taught that only your god is true and all other gods are false, earth is created for the consumption of human beings and it is blasphemous to respect/worship god’s creation, holding a meaningful conversation becomes that much harder!! Same thing goes with animal cruelty and abuse. His rants on antibiotics is his own way of fooling his illiterate mind while refusing to see the larger picture.

    It could be Sylvester, AS Beef Mathew or Jihaadi Shaikh – The illiterate mindset has the same roots!!

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