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Dadra & Nagar Haveli: Faced with the ire of indigenous people; VHP, Bajrang Dal beat a retreat

The Mahishasur–Durga controversy has reached Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The indigenous tribal population of the area wants to commemorate Mahishasur as their hero. But the Hindutva organizations are out to impose Hindu gods and goddesses on them. False cases are being foisted on tribal social activists like Dhirubhai Chhotubhai Patel. Prema Negi reports

Rightist Forces want to banish humanism, Constitution; foist Manusmriti on nation : Dhirubhai Chhotubhai

We, the people of North India, read the name of this place only in general knowledge and geography books. It finds a mention in newspapers rarely. This place is Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The winds of opposition to the cultural domination, which rose from the plains of North India, have reached the Union Territory riding on the wings of social media.

Dhirubahi Chhotubhai Patel, who belongs to the tribal community of the area, and is associated with BAMCEF, was booked for insulting Durga and Shiva-Parvati in October 2017.  But, when the indigenous Bahujan community came out against the arrest, the Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad beat a hasty retreat.

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Prema Negi

Prema Negi is the editor of the website 'Jan Jwar'. She is known for her interviews of literary personalities and academicians

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