Why target Diwali for noise pollution, not azaan: Tripura Governor
Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy, known for his frequent communal comments, is at it again. He has now opined on how people complain about crackers but not 'azaan'. "Every Diwali fights start over noise pollution from crackers. But no fight about Azaan over loudspeakers at 4.30 AM!" he tweeted. Earlier, he had slammed the SC ban on crackers.
Among his many controversial statements is one from November'15: "People have the right to eat what they want, but the scales would be even when Muslims have pork in the open." In April the same year, he urged 'secular', 'politically-correct' Hindus to polarize or 'prepare to be annihilated or converted'. He had also lauded a Twitter user for "appreciating" Hindus' role in 2002 riots.
Syama Prasad Mookerjee wrote in his diary on 10/1/1946: "The Hindu-Muslim problem won't b solved without a Civil War". So much like Lincoln!— Tathagata Roy (@tathagata2) June 18, 2017
After the SC ban, Roy tweeted, "First Dahi Handi, now crackers. Tomorrow the award-wapsi brigade…might file a litigation against last rites ritual of Hindus too." His latest comments came after WB imposed restrictions on bursting of crackers "The secular crowd…says that (noise pollution by crackers) harms heart patients. (What) about Azaan that broadcast over loudspeakers at 4.30am?" Roy called it vote bank politics.