Is the Delhi government in a fix because of the state Minorities Commission letter.
The issue is of commission making a request to provide time for Friday prayers to Muslim teachers in primary schools.
This has been forwarded to Delhi Education Department.
However, the letter surfaces at a time when consolidation of votes in communal lines has taken a toll on the electoral prospects of different political parties.
The Delhi government is said to fear that the nod could be seen as minority appeasement.
But on the other hand, the opposition or turning it down may prove that the party is siding with the majoritarian polity.
The letter is addressed to the Education Department of Delhi and those of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi.
The subject mentioned on the letter is ‘Regarding permission to Muslim employees of Government of NCT of Delhi to offer Juma prayers between 1-2 pm on Friday of every week’.
The request for a detailed report was made after the Akhil Dilli Prathamik Shikshak Sangh appealed the Delhi Minorities Commission to take up the issue.>