Hindu Mahasabha members have threatened that Hindu women should not go to any mehndi artist belonging to another community on the occasion of Karva Chauth.
Muzaffarnagar: Hindu Mahasabha members have threatened that Hindu women should not go to any mehndi artist belonging to another community. The intentions of Muslim youngsters who have created mehndi businesses are “different,” according to Vikram Saini, a BJP MLA from Khatauli, and they have “love jihad” on their minds.
“They use this [mehndi art] to cover up their practise of love jihad. There are numerous instances of this. My request is that mehndi be applied at home or in stores and salons run by members of the Hindu community,” said Saini.
Meanwhile, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) revealed 13 mehndi stalls so that Hindu women don’t need to go to the stall of Muslim make-up artists to apply mehndi. They are verifying the details of the mehndi artists by checking their Aadhar cards.
Karva Chauth is a Hindu festival where married women observe a fast from sunrise to sunset for the safety and longevity of their husbands. On this occasion, married women apply mehndi in different designs as part of the festival.
Lokesh Saini, a Hindu Mahasabha member, said the move is to protect “our brothers and sisters” from falling prey to ‘love jihad’. Hindu women should go to those stall owners who understand the significance of Karva Chauth, he said.
A similar situation took place in 2021 in Muzaffarnagar, where an FIR was filed against a group for carrying out a march to make sure that Muslims can’t apply henna to any Hindu girl.