Assam man dressed as Lord Shiva in Nukkad Natak booked for hurting religious sentiments
Amid the Kaali controversy, another such incident of hurting religious sentiments has emerged in Assam’s Nagaon. A man who was dressed up as Nukkad Natak was arrested for allegedly hurting the religious beliefs of a particular community.
Intervening on the matter, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said dressing up as deities isn’t a crime unless something offensive is said. The letter of the same has also been issued to Nagaon Police.
The video of a man and a woman dressed up as Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati riding a bike is doing rounds on social media. A BJP worker Raja Pareek lodged an FIR against both the actors.
Pradip Sharma, Secretary of Bishwa Hindu Parishad, Nagaon said we shall not tolerate an act like this. We are liberal but that doesn’t allow anyone to take advantage of it. We have nothing to say against the protest but why use our God and goddess’ name or involve and demean them.
According to the reports, the accused has now been granted bail. Leena Doley, SP Nagaon said that he has been given notice and released.
For the unversed, Nukkad Natak was performed on Saturday on the streets of Nagaon. The objective of their act was to highlight the issues that the common man faces daily, such as inflation and price rise. However, it didn’t go well with the sections of people as they opposed the idea of dressing up as deities for conveying an issue.
The act showed Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati riding a Royal Enfield bike and after the fuel of the bike ran out, the duo started arguing over the price hike and issues concerning the commoners. However, this innovative protest grabbed attention as many Hindu organizations and BJP party members threatened against such a poor portrayal of the deities.