By Arré Bench Aug. 27, 2020
In a video, Delhi-based journalist Sushmita Sinha is seen holding a booklet – the Hartalika Teej Katha – asking users if she should use it as toilet paper or tissue paper. BJP leaders have called for her arrest with spokesperson Sambit Patra asking, “Do Hindus have no feelings, don’t Hindus get hurt.”
A week after violent clashes broke out in Bengaluru over a “derogatory” post targeting Muslims, a video of a Delhi-based journalist, in which she criticises the Hindu festival of Teej, has angered parts of social media, with many calling for her arrest.
In the video, Sushmita Sinha is seen asking if she should use a booklet, the Hartalika Teej Katha, as toilet paper or as a tissue because it is of “no use” to her. The journalist says on Instagram live that she bought the “useless” book, which featured a picture of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on its cover, for ₹15.