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Vande Mataram

BJP MLA Raj Purohit and MIM MLA Waaris Pathan talking to the media on the issue of Vande Mataram, at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai.

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Around 51,000 students become the part of 'Voice of Unity' event and sang Vande Mataram with singer Palash Sen (L) in presence of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, in Gurugram.

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar waves the Indian flag at a Vande Mataram singing programme organised by Hindu Adhyatm Seva Sangam at Fateh Sagar Lake, in Udaipur.

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More than fifty thousand students gather to sing Vande Mataram at an event at Fateh Sagar Lake, in Udaipur.

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"We love and respect the mother, but do not worship her... The house demands that the issue of Vande Mataram should not be deliberately raised for causing communal discord and threat to law and order," said Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind today at its 30th general session in presence of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot, Swami Ramdev and CPM leader Sitaram Yechury. Darul Uloom had issued a fatwa against Vande Mataram recitation in 2006 describing recitation of Vande Mataram as anti-Islamic.

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