Agra, Nov.29 (ANI): Activists of the Bajrang Dal launched a unique campaign in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, on Wednesday aimed at removing tiled pictures of gods and goddesses from public buildings and other utilities.
Scores of activists marched through the city streets shouting slogans against this practice.
Congregating at a building housing the Punjab National Bank, they removed the offending tiles and warned the bank's manager to remove the rest of the pictures.
"The way the pictures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses have been put up in places like stair cases and toilets is an insult to the Hindus. An insult of this kind will never be tolerated. The moment we got the information, we rushed to the spot and removed the pictures. We have also threatened the manager of Punjab National Bank that these pictures should be removed immediately, else the Bajrang Dal will be forced to take some steps," said Ram Kumar, a Bajrang Dal leader.
According to Baba Debnath, an activist, the entire city of Agra will be searched for such pictures, and they will be removed.
"We are carrying out a campaign in Agra. We will not tolerate pictures of various Gods and Goddesses being put up at places like public toilets etc. We warn all people –either they themselves take up the matter, or we will take some action," said Baba Debnath. (ANI)