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February 20, 2004

In less than 24 hours Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav withdrew his controversial order allowing schools to close every Friday noon to allow Muslim students to offer namaz.

Many organisations and individuals questioned the timing of the order, with Lok Sabha election just round the corner.

Do you think Mulayam withdrew the orders under political pressure? Or was it the tepid response?

What did the Uttar Pradesh chief minister hope to achieve by issuing the order in the first place?

Let us know your views.

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Number of User Comments: 21

Sub: NOT QUESTION OF agreement or disagreement!!

hi the recent decision taken by UP CM may have been right,if it would not have been politically motivated. our state is called the most ...

Posted by atul

Sub: Mulayam ! plzz think of development

Politicians like Mulayam Yadav r basically responsible to bring in riots like situation in our country, with his decision for having fridays half day was ...

Posted by Bhushan

Sub: Mulayam is still in Profit

Whether the case was withdrawn or not is not important. Mulayam Sing is on the positive side. For the common muslim public will now feel ...

Posted by Terminator

Sub: Reason:why the Friday Half day order rescinded??

Beacuse,due to the coming general election, Mulayam doesn't have good points on which he can make his party incumbent.Perhaps Mulayam is frustrated perceiving bleak future ...

Posted by Mahendra

Sub: the order would have hurt the muslims the most

With BJP not accepting any concessions to muslims and making most of it. This order would have hurt the muslims the most. Mr Mulayam singh ...

Posted by ahamed sharif



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