New Delhi: Hindu right-wing members vandalised a stall containing Christian spiritual books at the New Delhi World Book Fair held in Pragati Maidan on Wednesday.
As per a video viral on social media sites, around 30 men wearing saffron scarves and tilak on their forehead can be seen tearing posters of the New Testament Psalms and Proverbs.
“Free Bible bandh karo, dharam parivartan bandh karo” (Stop distributing free copies of the Bible, stop religious conversion) ‘Jai Shree Ram’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ slogans were shouted by the angry men as they also tore copies of The Holy Bible.
The book fair had several stalls of different genres including different spiritual and religious books. The vandalised counter had put a tag for free Holy Bible, which triggered a few Hindutva men.
According to The Indian Express, one of the volunteers said other stalls also distributed free texts from other religions.
The men accused us of converting people by forcing them to take the books. We told them that we were only distributing free books to passersby. But they didn’t listen,” the volunteer was quoted as saying.