Woman asked to take off burqa at Yogi Adityanath rally in Balia, probe ordered

The police is seen approaching a burqa-clad woman and after a brief conversation, the woman is seen taking it off.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 22, 2017 7:14 pm
Woman asked to take off burqa at CM Adityanath's rally in Balia (Screen grab of the video)

A Muslim woman was asked to remove her burqa during a rally in Balia by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday. In the video, women police officers are seen approaching the burqa-clad woman and, after a brief conversation, the woman is seen taking it off. The officers wait for her to completely remove it before they move away from her.

The District Magistrate Surendra Vikram said, “The city magistrate has been asked to conduct an inquiry and action will be taken.” The chief minister was in Balia yesterday to address an election meeting ahead of the local body elections.

Balia SP Anil Kumar told ANI that he has not been informed of any such incident where a Muslim woman was asked to take off her burqa during the CM’s rally. “However, everyone had the instructions to see that no one shows a black cloth to CM Yogi Adityanath,” he added. Kumar also said the incident, if it has taken place, will be probed and action will be taken against policemen if found guilty.

The woman, who identified herself as Saira, said she was a BJP worker and had come to the rally from her village wearing her ‘traditional dress’. Later the women constables on duty asked her to remove the black burqa.

Black flags were shown to the CM during an election rally in Meerut a few days ago. It had lead to a scuffle and BJP supporters thrashed a man.

(With inputs from PTI)

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  1. A
    Nov 23, 2017 at 2:55 am
    Hindu girls convert because 1) They get utmost respect in Islam, 2) Right to own property, 3) Social equality and justice and 4) Overall true love and feeling of neatness away from blind beliefs and useless rituals.
    1. V
      Nov 23, 2017 at 8:21 pm
      Blind belief in murderous and paedophile prophet
    2. Sudheer Thaakur
      Nov 22, 2017 at 10:44 pm
      what if there was a terrorist with eveil intentions under the burqua?
      1. S
        Nov 22, 2017 at 11:33 pm
        terrorist was at stage
        1. J
          Nov 23, 2017 at 1:12 am
          You mean to say unHoly Se the rapist pope in vatican is a terrorist?
      2. A.s. Malhotra
        Nov 22, 2017 at 8:05 pm
        No compromise on security and safety of VVIPs and zero tolerance be followed to avoid any types of serious incident or tragedy, as already evident in case of murder of former PM Rajiv Gandhi by human bomb carried out by female.
        1. S
          Nov 22, 2017 at 6:34 pm
          She is not a Muslim. A true Muslim will never attend a rally of BJP which is responsible for killing so many Muslims.
          1. B
            Nov 22, 2017 at 7:20 pm
            She may some minister's wife wearing Burka and again a political stunt to get publicity
            1. J
              Nov 23, 2017 at 1:13 am
              A true muslim will wear a burqa and bl0w herself to kill khafirs.
          2. Shabih Siddiqui
            Nov 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm
            Black cloth not to be seen at Y rallies ! OMG! Great instructions!
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