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Rajasthan govt denies 'Gayatri Mantra' being played in labour rooms

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on Wednesday denied reports which said that 'Mantra' is mandatory to be played in labour rooms of medical centres.

"These are just rumours. I was informed about the issue earlier too. This was just to create a good environment in the labour room and to give relief to mothers delivering a child. This is not mandatory. Some people are relating it with religion and trying to make it an unnecessary issue," told ANI.

He also said the state's health department will not recommend playing 'Mantra' as an official policy.

"This was not the government's decision. It was cleared before that government will not take any action that hurts someone's religious sentiments," he affirmed.

Reports said that a group of Muslims in the state objected to the playing of 'Mantra' in labour rooms. They reportedly claimed that it was against Islam as a Muslim newborn should hear Azaan, not 'Gayatri Mantra'.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 22:15 IST