Aligarh: Former mayor of Aligarh, Shakuntala Bharti, was on Friday caught on camera making a Muslim boy, do sit-ups as a punishment for allegedly wearing a kalava (sacred Hindu thread) around his wrist. The video of the incident is going viral on the internet. The incident took place in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh.
In the video,the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Bharti, is seen alleging that the boy was trying to entice girls in the area. However, the boy said that the red thread was actually from Ajmer Sharif dargah. "Why have you come here? Does your sister stay here?" asks the BJP leader and directs him to hold his ears. "Will you make the minor girls run away (from their homes?" further asks the ex-Aligarh mayor.
Earlier, in 2016 also Bharti was in news, when a communal clash had broken out between two communities over an incident of eve-teasing. After which 10 Hindu families in the Aligarh district seeked the district magistrate's permission for selling their properties and leaving the Babri Mandi area.Bharti, the then Aligarh mayor, had alleged that people belonging to one community were making it hard for the families live there.