Maula Ali at Ram Katha: Hindus protest against “secularization” of Vyas Peeth and religious sermons

A section of the Hindu community has opened up a front against those preachers who are allegedly desecrating the “Vyas Peeth (preacher’s seat),” by encouraging people towards Islamic beliefs and ideas. The entire matter came into light after video of one female preacher named Devi Chitralekha ji went viral in which could be heard asking her audience to “bow before Allah,” as a sign of respect for other religions.

Following this, videos of other preachers including famous “Ram Katha” reciter Morari Bapu also emerged. In one of the videos Morari Bapu could be seen singing a secular Bhajan containing repetitive lines of “Maula Ali.” While in another video the senior preacher is seen justifying his secular bhajan saying, “Ali maula comes from within, it is not that I’m singing purposefully to please anyone.” In yet another video, he can be seen chanting “Allah hoo.”

Hindus have accused such antics to be an attempt at secularising Hindu religious institutions and teachings.

Swami Chidambaranand Saraswati, the Mahamandaleshwar of Shri Panchayati Akhara Mahanirvani has declared that all the bona-fide clerics and religious figures of Hinduism would boycott such preachers who are tarnishing the purity of a sacrosanct institution like Vyas Peeth.