Varanasi: A Nepali citizen, was tonsured and forced to shout ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and slogans against Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli by a fringe group members, who also wrote ‘Jai Shri Ram’ on his scalp in Varanasi. The convenor of Vishwa Hindu Sena, Arun Pathak, was booked on Friday.
A video of the incident was widely circulated on social media after Mr. Pathak, recorded and shared it on his Facebook profile.
The incident came in the background of Mr. Oli stoking a controversy by stating that the ‘real’ Ayodhya was in Nepal and not in Uttar Pradesh.
In the video, the unidentified man is seen seated cross-legged near a river and has no clothes on the upper part of his body. He is made to shout slogans against Mr. Oli and Nepal, and praise India for providing Nepalis livelihood opportunities.
The man, who speaks in Nepali language, is also prodded to shout ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Bharat Mati ki jai’. He is made to raise slogans in favour of the Vishwa Hindu Sena.