The preparations for the religious fair, held once in 12 years, have transformed the town, with the BJP government almost making it an official event unlike the previous editions when religious organisations would dictate terms.
The maiden entry of Kinnar Akhara, an institution representing transgenders, at the Kumbh drew maximum attention as devotees scrambled to seek their blessings when they arrived at Gandharv Ghat Friday evening.
Mehdi said, “He has violated a woman’s dignity by talking about her undergarments in public. A poet has to be sensitive and use sober words and language. He has a way with words but he crossed the line that day.”
The complaint against a group of Hindu youths for allegedly vandalising the RSS office in Dhar the day after Basant Panchami and stoning houses of three right-wing leaders is set to be withdrawn. The youths were reportedly angry with the leaders who, they said, had falsely claimed that namaz was not held at Bhojshala on […]