New Delhi: It is often said that Hindus are the majority in India. But how much priority is given to the hindu festival in a Hindu-dominated country has been revealed in the list of holidays issued by the government in 2022. Ram Navami, Janmashtami and Mahashivratri have been kept as optional holidays in the list, while the birthday of Prophet Mohammed has been declared as a compulsory holiday. In the Hindu-dominated country, social media users have been angry over Ram Navami, Shri Krishna birthday Janmashtami and lord Shiva's wedding day Mahashivratri being an alternative holiday.
ये साल 2022 की भारत में छुट्टियों की लिस्ट है जो @DoPTGoI ने जारी की है। हैरान हूँ ये देखकर कि प्रोफेट मोहम्मद का जन्मदिन कम्पलसरी हॉलिडे है पर रामनवमी, जन्माष्टमी और महाशिवरात्रि वैकल्पिक अवकाश हैं। मोहर्रम कम्पलसरी हॉलिडे है पर होली वैकल्पिक अवकाश है। गज़ब ! pic.twitter.com/ZxKQIGDgQB— Ashok Shrivastav (@AshokShrivasta6) January 14, 2022
Journalist Ashok Srivastava has drawn the attention of social media to this list of government holidays. Sharing the holiday list 2022 on his Twitter handle, he wrote, "This is the 2022 holiday list in India released by the Department of Personnel and Training (@DoPTGoI). I am surprised to see that prophet Mohammed's birthday is a compulsory holiday but Ram Navami, Janmashtami and Mahashivratri are alternative holidays. Muharram is a compulsory holiday but Holi is an alternative holiday. Amazing!' The journalist's tweet has evoked a lot of reactions on social media. A user is taking a backbeat at the condition of Hindus in hindu-dominated India. So, at the same time, one is surprised at how the festival of Holi has been categorized as an alternative holiday in India.
@RAJPUT5792 wrote, "As long as the communist ideology people sit in big positions, the people in the government also sit blindly on them. We have seen severe punishment for celebrating Holi from the department, we cannot even open our mouths, we will be told that they are indisciplined. On the other hand, Jatin Bhutani has written angrily at the Central Government, "Only those in power have changed, the ideology is still sudo secularism. Bhupendra wrote in his comment, '4 compulsory leave of a minority community and just 1 holiday of the majority community? What a wonderful secularism. '