The Gujarat government should ensure that “love jihadis” do not enter garba pandals during the coming Navratri festival and even the service providers at the events should not be from the Muslim community, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) demanded.
Talking to reporters here, VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jain also claimed that Hindu religious processions were being increasingly targeted.
“Garba is an occasion to offer worship to Goddess. Some `jihadis’ misuse such occasions. I would like to appeal to all the organisers of garba that pandal-walas (those who construct pandals), catering service people or members of security services should not be Muslim, and they should allow entry to any person only after checking ID card and Aadhaar card,” Jain said.