A shocking video shared on social media (SM) shows Hindu women being forced to remove their mangalsutra before entering the exam hall. Available information suggests that the exam was for obtaining government jobs.
The video has been made by a common citizen who rues the fact that Hindu women weren’t allowed entry into the exam hall and had to remove their mangalsutras only because they wanted to obtain government jobs.
A similar incident was reported in October last year from Rajasthan’s Bikaner where the sleeves of dresses of women attending the Rajasthan Administrative Services examination were cut off. The National Commission for Women had taken cognizance of the incident.
“The NCW has said that it has come across an outrageous media post wherein a male security guard can be seen cutting the sleeves of a top worn by a female candidate outside an examination centre for Rajasthan Administrative Services, 2021 in Bikaner district, and it is appalled at the reported incident…The commission has also demanded an explanation as to why no female guard was deputed to search female candidates at the centre”, reported OpIndia.
As expected, none of these incidents caught the eye of the liberal brigade and media who have been seething with rage only because girl students were asked not to sport the hijab in keeping with the long-standing tradition of attending classes in uniforms. It isn’t hard to guess why the manufactured hijab row is a cause of concern for the cabal but Hindu women being forced to remove the mangalsutra, which is important to married women, isn’t.
Even so-called women’s rights groups and feminists (read feminazis) have often exhibited their double standards and hypocrisy. For them, anything associated with Hindus is ‘regressive and patriarchal’ while anything associated with Islam, no matter how regressive, is a matter of choice! If security or cheating concerns are cited as reasons for asking female candidates to take off their mangalsutras, then aren’t hijabs/burqas a bigger threat on both counts?
The same set of feminists who hail the hijab as a ‘symbol of liberty’ hold that the ghunghat is a sign of ‘oppression’. It is, therefore, too much to expect them to be objective and rational. The less said about Bharatiya media the better. Not just Hindu religious occasions, like Diwali, Shivratri, Holi, etc. but social rituals followed by the Hindus have become the target of the anti-Hindu establishment.
One such social occasion is the Vedic wedding of the Hindus, rituals of which have been vilified several times by critics with questionable intellectual capacity. While the Manyavar Ad featuring Alia Bhatt vilified Hindu wedding rituals, ToI carried an article by Debomitra Das demanding a ban on several Bharatiya marriage customs.
Let alone outrage, one can expect the liberal elites and English-language media to turn a convenient blind eye to the Andhra Pradesh incident because it neither fits in with their narrative nor suits their anti-Hindu propaganda.
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Indian –> Bharatiya please correct.