In a first, several mosques in Kerala hoisted the tricolour on the occasion of Republic Day for the first time, while also decorating the Mosque with saffron, white, and green festoons, reports Asian News International.
The development followed from the state Wakf board's decree that all the mosques in the state would hoist the national flag and read out the preamble of the Indian Constitution on the Republic Day.
The Board had sent out circulars to all the mahal committees and others concerned to not just unfurl the national flag, but also to take the pledge to protect the nation's Constitution, a copy of which was sent along with every copy of the circular.
Secretary of the Kuttiady Juma Masjid Committee, K Basheer claimed that as many as 10,000 mosques across the state hoisted the flag and celebrated the Republic Day.
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