Check Aadhaar cards to identify non-Hindus: Bajrang Dal to Garba, Dandiya organisers

"We have asked the event organisers to mandate Aadhaar cards at the entry spot to identify non-Hindus entering the venues and also to avoid employing non-Hindus as bouncers for these events," Kailash said.

In order to identify “non-Hindus” at Navratri celebrations, Bajrang Dal, the youth wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, has urged all ‘Garba’ and ‘Dandiya’ organisers to make Aadhaar Card mandatory at entry points of events to avoid “miscreants” at the venue, ANI reported.

“We have asked the event organisers to mandate Aadhaar cards at the entry spot to identify non-Hindus entering the venues and also to avoid employing non-Hindus as bouncers for these events,” the wing’s media convener, S Kailash, was quoted as saying by the news agency.

In the past, Kailash said, it has been observed that “groups of youth of non-Hindu communities are entering these events and since they have no concern and respect towards the divinity of the event, they are often seen misbehaving with the women participating in Garba and Dandiya. They also manhandle the men who come to the rescue of the victim.”

“Also, the event managers are hiring non-Hindu bouncers which seem to be a main cause for these miscreants to enter the events. Another major lapse is lack of monitoring and control on who enters the events,” he added.

The Bajrang Dal leader said ‘karyakartas’ will be deployed to keep an eye on those causing trouble.

“Teams of Bajrang Dal karyakartas will be present at the venues and if any such case is reported, immediate action would be taken by Bajrang Dal to stop the miscreants from entering the venues which might lead to the disruption of the whole event,” he said.

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