New Delhi: In a video that has gone viral, a BJP Women’s Wing leader of Aligarh – Sangeeta Varshney – is seen repeatedly slapping a girl reportedly belonging to the Hindu community, as she questions her relationship with a Muslim man.
In the video, the BJP leader can be heard shouting in anger, “Tu zyada badi ho gai, tereko itni samajh nai hai koun Hindu hai koun Musalman hai (you have grown so old, don’t you understand who is Hindu and who is a Muslim)”.
The alleged Hindu-Muslim couple also attracted the ire of UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s Hindu Yuva Vahini, whose members took them to a police station after they saw “them doing wrong things in public”, reported The Times of India.
The girl, on her part, reportedly accepted that she was in a relationship with the man in question, adding that she was an adult.
Regarding the incident, Varshney was quoted by TOI as saying:
“They are not to be trusted. Everyone knows the consequences of such relations.”
Netizens on social media strongly reacted and demanded her immediate arrest.
Woeful to see such women being the part of BJP's women wing.. Get her behind the bars.
— Kulamani Muduli (@thisissanu) September 21, 2017
— Vinay Garg (@vinaygar) September 20, 2017
What's her name?
— Moहिट (@ChandaMama21) September 20, 2017
— Nilim Dutta (@NilimDutta) September 20, 2017
She shld go and also slaps wife of Mukhtar Naqvi, Shahnawaz Hussain & daughter of Subramanyam swami. As they too had done love jihad. 😊😊😊
— Potus 🇱🇷 (@Potus21017866) September 20, 2017
The incident came to light after Sakshi Maharaj, the BJP MP from UP’s Unnao, stoked a controversy yet again when he asserted that couples displaying affection in public should be behind bars.
Be it a motorcycle, car or park, couples can be seen behaving in a vulgar fashion. They hug each other as if the girl will eat the boy or the boy will eat the girl. It will be appropriate to take action and put such couples behind bars before anything wrong occurs, Sakshi Maharaj
Known for not mincing his words, the BJP leader said everyone ignores them but when rape occurs, people demand action by the police.
With inputs from PTI