Varanasi: Posters asking non-Hindus to steer clear of the ghats of the Ganga and the temples alongside the river got here up in Varanasi, prompting the police to launch a probe.
Police stated the posters, allegedly put up by right-wing outfits, are being eliminated.
“The ghats and temples alongside Maa Ganga in Kashi are symbols of the Sanatan Dharma, Indian tradition, religion and perception. Those that have religion and perception in Sanatan Dharma are welcome. In any other case, this isn’t a picnic spot,” learn one of many posters written in Hindi.
The poster had “Entry Prohibited – Non-Hindus” written on high and concluded saying “this isn’t a request, however a warning”.
Photos and movies of such posters, allegedly put up by the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and its youth wing, Bajrang Dal, additionally surfaced on social media platforms.
The Varanasi police have taken be aware of the matter and launched a probe, officers stated.
“The matter is being probed by the native Bhelupur police station. The individuals who had been seen within the movies and footage are being recognized,” a police official advised PTI.
“To this point, no written criticism has been made with the police. Nonetheless, the police took be aware of the episode after some native teams highlighted it. The posters are being eliminated with their assist,” he added.
The holy metropolis in japanese Uttar Pradesh attracts vacationers from internationally.
Thought of among the many oldest cities on the earth, Varanasi can be the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Non-Hindus violate the purity of the ghats. That’s the reason this warning has been issued to them,” Bajrang Dal’s Kashi mahanagar coordinator Nikhil Tripathi “Rudra” advised PTI.
He stated the warning to steer clear of the ghats is for individuals who would not have religion within the Sanatan Dharma and alleged that such individuals devour liquor and non-vegetarian meals on the ghats.
“Just lately, footage of women consuming beer at a ghat had surfaced. The ghats and the temples are symbols of the Sanatan Dharma. These will not be picnic spots. If any such individual is seen on the ghats, we’ll catch maintain of them and hand them over to the police,” Tripathi added.