Following the High Court Order preventing the Madrasah Taleemuddeen Institute right to sound the Azaan a Muslim call to prayer. Isipingo resident Chandra Ellaurie, a self-confessed Islamophobe launched a legal application requesting the Madrassah’s Islamic call to prayer is put to an end. Now following the ruling, a community activist group has vowed to continue peaceful protest against what they are calling religious intolerance. Ellaurie who lives two doors away complained that “it gives the suburb a distinctly Muslim atmosphere” and interferes with his private space.
On Sunday afternoon, members of the Tactical Shooting Team (TST), lead by Rivaaj Ramdas drove through the streets of Isipingo, south of Durban, in a motorcade, airing the “Azaan” via a loud hailer. Ramdas says this act of solidarity was to show support for the Islamic community and their right to air the “Azaan”. He says the plan is in place to continue other forms of peaceful protest action.
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