In a controversial diktat by an Hindu hardcore organisation, Hindu Asmita Heet Rakshak Samiti (HAHRS), barred the Muslim community from entering into Garbha venues in Godhra. The declaration came as a counter to ‘lover jihad’.
A leader of the organisation said, “Muslim boys luring Hindu girls at garba venues have always remained a problem in Godhra. Navratri is an auspicious festival. If Muslims have problem with everything including the singing ‘Vande Mataram’, why should they be allowed at garba venues?”
“The garba organizers have assured us that they will not allow Muslim boys to enter the garba venues. Also, we have around 1,500 active members who will keep a check at the venues”, added the organisation.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Pravin Togadia had said on Saturday that identity cards of each and every person should checked for participants and visitors to such events.
“Our volunteers will contact all garba organizers in Gujarat and across the country to request them to make arrangements to check identity proofs of all youths. Navratri is a religious festival and Muslims should not be allowed here”, Togadia told to media persons.