Haj wall row: UP Haj Committee Secretary removed

ANI | Updated: Jan 16, 2018 19:12 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan. 16 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Haj Committee Secretary R.P. Singh has been removed from his position over the issue of the boundary wall of state's Haj Samiti Office being painted with saffron colour a few days ago.

The Lucknow's Haj House made headlines on January 5 after the exterior walls were painted with saffron colour, which is considered sacred for Hindus and is also one of the colours of the flag of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

Soon after an outcry, the boundary walls of the Haj House were repainted on January 6.

Singh had blamed the contractor for the incident while saying that an action would be taken against the same. (ANI)