Godhra to bar Muslims, garba banners say: Daughter before my eyes

13, Oct 2015

The BJP and RSS affiliates are urging Godhra residents to organise the traditional or sheri garba to restrict entry and “maintain the purity of the event”.
Written by Kumar Anand
Vadodara Updated: Oct 13, 2015, 2:25
Outside a garba event in Godhra. Express
‘Maari dikri maari aankh saame’, ‘Maari dikri maari najar samaksh’ (My daughter before my eyes). That’s what the garba banners in Godhra say.
To keep young women and girls “safe” from Muslim youth and ‘love jihad’ during the Navratri festivities, the BJP and RSS affiliates are urging Godhra residents to organise the traditional or sheri garba to restrict entry and “maintain the purity of the event”.
Ashish Bhatt, former VHP member who now heads the cultural cell of the Panchmahals district unit of the BJP, said: “Last year, we tried to keep out Muslims from venues of large, professional garba events to prevent love jihad. But we had little control over the entrants since such events are mostly for business purpose. Anyone can enter after purchasing a ticket.”

 

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