Several guests at a garbha event in Gandhinagar in Gujarat on Tuesday were in for a surprise after over 25 Bajrang Dal members, sprayed cow urine on them and applied tilak on their foreheads, reported Bangalore Mirror.
The urine was reportedly mixed with Ganga water to prevent clothes of guests from getting stained.
President of Bajrang Dal (Gandhinagar district) Amit Upadhyay said that they had been carrying out this purification drive for the past four years to avoid love jihad and to discourage guests from flirting.
â€śEarlier, we used to apply only the tilak but we felt that gau mutra was the perfect way to keep non-Hindus away. So, we started sprinkling it on revellers as we believe that non-Hindus will not allow us to do that,â€ť he said.
While some of the guests ignored it, 35-year-old Devdattsinh Raol, who subsequently reported the incident to the police, was allegedly threatened to be thrown out if he did not listen to the Hindu activists.
â€śThey threatened to throw me out of the venue if I did not allow them to go ahead with what they planned to do. Who are they to not allow me entry when I have bought my passes?â€ś he asked.
â€śThis is ridiculous. Most people do not like this but they allow it out of fear. Sprinkling the gau mutra on a person violates all limits of his tolerance. I don't think I need to prove to anyone that I am a Hindu,â€ť he added.
His wife Jainikaba, equally furious, said, â€śIf these activists want to show their courage, they should go and stand on the Indo-Pak border.â€ť
Minister of State for Social Justice Keshaji Chauhan, who was a guest at the event, was also reportedly sprayed with cow urine.