Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board is to celebrate its silver jubilee.
On this occasion, Reserve Bank of India is putting into circulation a coin of denomination of Rs 5.
Unfortunately, Muslim community has objected to this coin being put into circulation and have threatened to protest against this.
Dr Azimuddin, chairman of Movement for Human Welfare said, “Ours is a secular country and featuring the picture of a Hindu goddess on the coin will harm secularity,” while adding that “Coins are given to beggars and tossed by saints during holy processions. With such instances, it is not proper to imprint a picture of a deity on it.”
Meanwhile, spokesperson of Sanatan Sanstha Abhay Vartak said, “Coins bearing pictures of Mother Teresa, Alfonso have been issued in the past. What’s wrong if coins embossed with images of Vaishno Devi are circulated?”
Why should anyone have objections as earlier coins with picture of Mother Teresa have been circulated?
This is a result of appeasement policy.
Let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW
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