Right-wing outfit Hindu Yuva Vahini has put banners banning the entry of non-Hindus in over 200 temples across Dehradun.
The move comes close on the heels of the incident, where a Muslim boy was physically assaulted for entering the premises of the Dasna Devi Temple in Ghaziabad to drink water. The temple has a board outside the gate, which reads that Muslims are not allowed to enter the temple premises.
After the incident, BSP MLA Aslam Chaudhary said that he will remove the posters banning the entry of non-Hindus into the Dasna Devi Temple. He said that the temple is his ancestor’s legacy and called the temple priest a goon, he stated that irrespective of religion, everyone has the right to enter a religious place.
The Hindu Yuva Vahini says that they took this step as retaliation to BSP MLA Aslam Chaudhary’s statement. The banners have been put up at temples situated in areas such as Chakrata Road, Suddhowala and Prem Nagar. The outfit is now planning to put up such banners across all Hindu temples in Uttarakhand.