Hyderabad: The Rachakonda police, through their chief officer, issued instructions. The instruction issued said, “Permission cannot be accorded to police personnel to perform duties without wearing the prescribed uniform, shoes and other clothing articles. If any police personnel desires to observe ‘Deeksha’ of Swamy Ayyappa, they can apply for leave to do so. But no permission can be accorded to any member of the disciplined force like the police.”
The officer has been directed to pass on the communication to all the deputy assistant of police, including the inspectors.
New rule in Telangana, if you want to follow Ayyappa Deeksha then take leave. Without uniform no duty says Mahesh Bhagawat. #SecularTelanganaPolice
I don't want to comment on other people faith but is this acceptable? Is this not suppression of once faith? pic.twitter.com/bMWZ1XUtTx
— Sagar Goud(SG) (@Sagar4BJP) November 6, 2019