Home Government and Policy Rajasthan: Muslims protest as two government hospitals play Gayatri Mantra in labour room

Rajasthan: Muslims protest as two government hospitals play Gayatri Mantra in labour room

Rajasthan health department had sent recordings of sounds which would hopefully reduce labour pain, but the CHMO insisted that the Gayatri Mantra would be more effective

In the state of Rajasthan, Muslims are protesting against the Gayatri Mantra being played in the labour rooms of two government hospitals. Protesters have complained that they have been told that listening to the chant gives relief to women enduring labour pain. The mantra was being played in the Sirohi district hospital’s labour room for more than a year.

The Rajasthan health department had sent recordings of sounds which would hopefully reduce labour pain, but in Sawai Madhopur, the CHMO insisted that the Gayatri Mantra would be more effective.
According to Dr Tejram Meena, CMHO of Sawai Madhopur, if a woman listens to Gayatri Mantra she wouldn’t feel the pain of labour. He said that the chant was being played in the labour room of their district hospital, which would soon be expanded all the 20 labour rooms at other health centres in the district.
Dr Ashok Aditya, the reproduction and child health officer of Udaipur district said that they are working towards playing the Gayatri Mantri in the labour wards of government hospitals in Udaipur as well.
Special secretary (health) Dr Samit Sharma claimed that the government had only advised district officers to play soothing music and that no direction was given to play religious music.
“We are a secular country and such things cannot be recommended. We have not issued orders asking health department officials to play Gayatri Mantra in labour rooms. We have sent our own audio, which has healing and meditation sounds, to the officials concerned to play these in labour rooms. Maybe some officials are not using the audio that the state has sent. It will be verified,” he said.
A Muslim protester said that according to Islam the first sound that a newborn hears should be that of the Azaan and not the Gayatri Mantra.
Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Election 2019 Final Tally

Check the final seat tally and other post election coverage

The Left has lost its deposit. It is time for the Right to fight Modi

Modi 2.0 heralds a new beginning for India and her people. It must not be allowed to cultivate the habits of Modi 1.0.
Shehla Rashid remembers 2014, says she had wanted Kejriwal as PM

Shehla Rashid loses it early on counting day, says “Felt like a Muslim when ‘mass murderer’ won in 2014”

As early trends show an NDA victory, Shehla Rashid calls him a mass murderer, says she had wanted Arvind Kejriwal as PM in 2014 and she had felt like a 'Muslim'.

A tribute to OpIndia’s fallen star

On 13th May 2019, Devandhu Rajput succumbed to cancer.
NYT peddles Modi 2.0 as victory of India's most divisive leader

Dear New York Times, India has chosen Modi 2.0, deal with it

When India gives a thumping, unprecedented, overwhelming victory to a man who has made every single Indian feel proud of their nation and heritage, the NYT's heartburn is expected. 

The story of BJP’s rise and rise in West Bengal: The story starts not in 2019 but 2017 Ram Navami

History may remember the 23rd of May, 2019 as the day when the future of Bengal Politics changed forever. However, it was on the 5th of April, 2017, on the auspicious day of Ram Navami that the seeds of it were sown.
Rana Ayyub had a meltdown seeing BJP securing an unprecedented victory

Unprecedented Modi victory triggers meltdown for controversial journalist Rana Ayyub

Prospect of a stunning Narendra Modi victory in 2019 Lok Sabha election triggered a mental collapse for controversial journalist Rana Ayyub

Smriti… who? Smriti, the one who gave your brother a run for his money

In a major upset for Congress, BJP's Smriti Irani won the Congress 'family seat' Amethi defeating Congress President Rahul Gandhi by over 50,000 votes

Congress-friendly journalist Pallavi Ghosh calls out her own channel for reporting ‘wrong news’ about the Gandhis

Senior journalist Pallavi Ghosh just accused her own channel of spreading fake news

Kanhaiya Kumar’s family uses LPG stove to prepare for his victory, contrary to his claims just a few weeks ago

Kanhaiya had claimed that his mother cooked on a Chullah and not on an LPG stove as it was not viable because of being too expensive and also exhausted within 3-4 days.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories

Latest articles

Connect with us

164,969FansLike
143,136FollowersFollow
65,086SubscribersSubscribe
Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans: