Karnataka’s newest occasion of non secular bigotry discovered itself derailed by a bunch of girls who fended off right-wing vigilantes questioning their Christmas celebrations.
In an incident from Tumakuru on Tuesday, three days after Christmas, a bunch of males barged right into a home of a household from the Different Backward Class (OBC) group.
They questioned why the household was celebrating Christmas and why the ladies weren’t sporting sindoor or vermillion as Hindu ladies do.
“Why are you celebrating Christmas?” one of many males requested, as seen in a video that has been shared extensively, and demanded why some family members had “transformed to Christianity”.
The ladies, nevertheless, stood as much as the bullying, saying who they pray to is their prerogative and refuted the fees of conversion.
“Who’re you to query us? Why do you suppose we put on thali? (a necklace worn by married Hindu ladies, often known as the mangalsutra),” one of many ladies bravely requested.
The extraordinary argument went on for some time and was lastly defused after the police have been known as. No formal grievance was filed.
Based on a police officer, some family members have been celebrating Christmas for a few years.
Karnataka has seen an growing variety of such incidents of non secular intolerance, with right-wing teams dealing with scant motion for vigilante assaults.
The teams have discovered favour in sections of Karnataka’s BJP authorities which just lately pushed by a regulation to focus on spiritual conversions, shrugging off criticism by rights teams and the opposition.