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Laat sahib juta maar holi in shahjahanpur police covered mosques to avoid untoward incidents



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The “Laat Saheb” procession in Shahjahanpur is considered very sensitive.
All mosques falling on the way of the procession are also covered with polyethylene.

Shahjahanpur. The ‘Laat Saheb’ procession in Shahjahanpur, UP is considered very sensitive. Because of which the police and the administration started to fight to eliminate the procession of Lat Saheb in a peaceful way. As a result, meetings of the peace committee are held continuously in the district of Shahjahanpur, while the officers of the Bareilly division also take stock of this procession. Not only that, all the mosques and shrines falling on the way of the procession are also covered with polyethylene. These mosques are covered so that no one can paint these mosques and no dispute arises. Not only that, CCTV cameras are also installed at many places along this route. The tradition of covering mosques has been going on uninterrupted for 3 years, due to which Muslim religious leaders also oppose the covering of religious mosques.

Let us know that in Shahjahanpur district, Holi has been played continuously for 100 years. Because of which a procession of about 7 kilometers came out by having Lat Saheb sit in a buffalo cart. There are thugs in this Lat Saheb procession. In such a situation, the administration of Shahjahanpur has already started to cover the mosques and tombs with polythene so that no one puts color on the religious place. In addition, CCTV cameras are also installed in all sensitive areas of this route. Around 12 processions are held in Shahjahanpur district, which forces the administration to call in forces from outside as well. For 3 years, the administration covers these mosques, so that no one can spoil the color by putting color on these mosques. For this vigilance, around twenty mosques and 5 tombs in the district of Shahjahanpur have been covered with polyethylene. Due to the covering of mosques with polythene, Muslim religious leaders are also protesting against this.

it’s tradition
Just as Barsana of Mathura and ‘Lathmar Holi’ of Nandgaon are famous all over the world, similarly ‘Juta Mar Holi’ performed every year on Holi day in Shahjahanpur district also has a different identity. Here, on the day of Holi, a stage is made on a buffalo cart and ‘Lat Saheb’ is forced to sit with a helmet. Police salute Lat Saheb in Kotwali, after which his procession is taken through the town. Meanwhile, Horiyare expresses his resentment against the British by hitting them with shoes.

This is the full story of Joota Maar Holi
Dr. Vikas Khurana, chairman of the history department at Swami Shukdevanand College, said that “on the day of Holi, a procession of ‘Lat Saheb’ takes place and he is forced to sit on a buffalo cart on a bed Lat Sahib procession comes out with a lot of music. Meanwhile, Lat Sahib came out and while speaking Horiyare hit him with shoes, Dr. Khurana said: “Nawab Abdullah Khan, the last ruler of the dynasty of Nawab Bahadur Khan, who founded the city of Shahjahanpur, moved to Farrukhabad due to a family feud. He returned to Shahjahanpur in 1729 at the age of 21. He was very dear to Hindu-Muslims and in the meantime the Holi festival has arrived. Then people from both communities stood outside the house to meet him. When Nawab Sahib came out, people were playing Holi. Later, he was taken on a camel for a city tour. Since then, it has become a tradition. He said that until 1857, Hindus and Muslims used to celebrate Holi here with great fanfare. Nawab Saheb was taken around the city sitting on an elephant or a horse, but the British did not like this Hindu-Muslim harmony. After that, in 1858, Mardan Ali Khan, the military commander of Khan Bahadur Khan, the military ruler of Bareilly attacked the Hindus at Shahjahanpur with a detachment. In which all Hindus and Muslims were killed. Then there were communal tensions in the city, because after the rebellion the policy of the British was to divide and rule.

Why the name ‘Lat Saheb’
According to Dr. Khurana, after 1947 the administration changed the name of Nawab Saheb procession to “Lat Saheb” and since then it became known as Lat Saheb. In the meantime, the British left here and then the resentment that people had towards the British, the shape of this Nawab’s procession got distorted. This Laat Saheb procession starts from Phoolmati Devi temple located in Chowk Kotwali and there Laat Saheb prostrates in the temple and offers prayers. After that, besides greeting the Kotwal Lat Saheb in Kotwali, he also gives Neg. After taking Neg, Lat Saheb reaches the Baba Vishwanath temple, then this procession ends in the Chowk itself.

strict police administration
Superintendent of Police S. Anand said that for the small and large lot procession on Holi, five police officers, 30 chiefs of post and 150 sub-inspectors, 900 constables, in addition to two PAC companies and two RPF companies are deployed by the police administration. Who will probably come here today.

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