UP Govt Painted Saffron Then Haj House repainted to original green-white colour

The boundary wall of Haj House, which was earlier painted saffron, has on Saturday been repainted to its original colour.

Haj Samiti Secretary RP Singh has blamed the contractor for the incident.

The Haj House located in Lucknow is used by Muslims as a transit place on their way to pilgrimage in Mecca.

The exterior wall, which was painted on Friday, was earlier green and white in colour.

The move, however, had triggered opposition from various political parties and Darul Uloom.

The change of colour at the Lucknow office hadn’t gone down well with the Muslim community leaders.

The Haj committee helps Muslims embark on an annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The spiritual journey is done in unstitched white clothing, reflecting a pure heart and a pious disposition.

Yogi Adityanath, who is always seen in saffron and is referred to as Maharajji by his followers, is known for his predilection for the colour and appears to surround himself with it wherever he travels. In meetings or press conferences, a saffron-coloured towel usually drapes the chair of the saffron-robed Chief Minister while for everyone else, it is white.

Recently, the office of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister – the Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan was also painted in the saffron colour.

Since assuming his office in March last year as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, 43-year-old Yogi Adityanath has pursued his drive of saffron agenda.

Since then, the state government has already painted nearly 100 primary schools and a number of police stations in saffron. 50 saffron-coloured buses of the UP State Road Transport Corporation, named ‘Sankalp Seva’ have also been launched to provide service in rural areas.

The government has also made it clear that electric poles used to give power connection to unauthorised colonies also would be painted saffron.

Courtesy: Zee News