Intolerance in Bengaluru

20, Oct 2015

Activists, said to be from BJP, harass couple from Australia for sporting a tatoo of a goddess on the shin
Bengaluru: An Australian national and his girlfriend were allegedly harassed by a group of BJP workers here for sporting tattoo of a Hindu goddess on his body and forced by police to write an apology for “intentionally spreading hatred”.
Police have launched an inquiry into allegations by the couple who narrated the incident that happened at a restaurant on a Facebook post claiming that they were “illegally detained” by police after the “vicious assault by members of BJP”.
A local BJP leader, who was allegedly involved in the incident, said the area is surrounded by slums and they were concerned about the couple’s safety as they were flaunting the tattoo. “So we called the police,” he said.
“We requested police to ask them to cover their body so it is good for them, as well as for us. It is also not their fault, but of those who are guiding them during their stay here,” Ramesh Yadav said.


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