Boys claiming to be Bajrang Dal members stated Hindus must be observing Tulsi Divas as an alternative
A bunch of boys claiming to be members of the Bajrang Dal stopped Hindus from celebrating Christmas in southern Assam’s Silchar on December 25.
In addition they manhandled just a few non-Christian revellers on the city’s Presbyterian Church close to the Cachar district police headquarters, locals stated.
In a video uploaded on social media, one Rangirkhari claiming to be a pacesetter of the Bajrang Dal’s native unit, stated: “We’ve nothing in opposition to the Christians who’ve each proper to have a good time Christmas. Our situation is with the Hindus who went in opposition to their dharma to sing Merry Christmas as an alternative of observing ‘Tulsi Divas’ ”.
Since 2014, December 25 has been marked as ‘Tulsi Divas’, a day to have a good time the medicinal and non secular significance of the basil plant.
Within the video, Bajrang Dal activists donning saffron scarves and chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ additionally stated they locked the church after 11 p.m. as there have been too many individuals violating the COVID-19 protocols past the time allowed by the administration.
Cachar’s Superintendent of Police, Ramandeep Kaur stated: “It was an open celebration of Christmas involving members of various communities. Just a few Hindu boys got here and requested the Hindus [among the Christmas revellers] to not take part.”
She stated the police had not obtained any formal criticism but. “However different authorized procedures in opposition to the individuals concerned are being undertaken,” she instructed The Hindu.
The same incident occurred in Silchar throughout Christmas in 2020 with members of radical Hindu teams stopping Hindus from taking part in a competition “meant for Christians solely”.