Bantwal: Video of Muslim groom dressed as Koragajja sparks outrage, complaint lodged


Mounesh Vishwakarma
Daijiworld Media Network – Bantwal (MS/DV)

Bantwal, Jan 7: A video has been going viral on social media in which a Muslim bridegroom allegedly dressed as Hindu deity Koragajja is seen dancing at a wedding reception party. The incident has sparked outrage, and a case has been filed against the youth for hurting religious sentiments.

Azeez, a resident of Kolnad, got his daughter married to Umarullal Bashith, a resident of Uppala near Manjeshwar in the district of Kasargod. The wedding took place in the afternoon. The same night, the groom arrived at the house of the bride with more than 50 of his friends for dinner. The groom's party made him wear cap made of arecanut plant and took him in a procession. They even painted the groom like Koragajja and made him dance and filmed it. The video of the dance has since gone viral on social media, enraging sections of the public.

An audio clip, said to be that of a member of the Muslim community who has condemned the incident is also making rounds on social media.

Reacting to the video, Sesappa Bedrakadu, founder president of district Dalit Seva Samiti of DK said, "I have seen the video that is making rounds on social media. We are collecting information. The matter has been conveyed to the police department also."

BJP MLA Rajesh Naik has condemned the incident. He has asked the police department to take stringent action against the people who have allegedly mocked the Daiva Aradhane of Tulunadu.


Case registered

Meanwhile, A 27-year-old youth identified as Chethan, a resident of Kadambu, Vittalpadnoor of Bantwal taluk, filed a complaint at Vittal police station against Bashith.

In his complaint, he alleged that on January 6 at around 10 pm after the marriage function of Azeez's daughter, the bridegroom Umarullal Bashith had arrived at the residence of the bride donning the costume of Hindu deity Koragajja and his friends were dancing 'indecently', which has hurt the sentiments of Hindus.

"In an attempt to disrupt the peace in society, the video of the dance was circulated on social media. Such incidents may cause disharmony in society, hence, proper legal action should be taken against the bridegroom, the family members of the bride, and his friends for hurting religious sentiments, disrupting social harmony, and creating enmity between the religions," the complainant stated.

Bantwal BJP SC Morcha president Keshava Daipala too filed a complaint against Azeez in Vittal police station alleging 'caste abuse'.

BJP Mandal general secretary Ravish Shetty, Kolandau Mahashakthikendra president Shivaprasad Shetty, Yuva Morcha mandal president Pradeep Ajjibettu , leaders Pushparaj Chowta, Lohith Kelagina Agari, Nagesh Shetty Kodangai, Abhishek Rai, Vinod Patla, Anand Poojary Mave, Krishna Prasad Shetty Malar, Nagaraj Alva, Ramesh Shetty Karaje, Manoj and others were present.

Police have booked a case under IPC sections 153a and 295.

 

 

  

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  • raj, mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    lol..more than 2000 teachers have not took vaccine in kerala bcos of religious superstitious ..

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    When there are enough of problems already in the society and communities, this nonsense was totally uncalled for by this Dulha.... Jab geedhad ki mauth aathee hai tho woh shahar ki taraf baaghtha hai.... is the perfect fit here.

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  • Surendra Poojari, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    I strongly condemn this act by this stupid fellow and his friends. Mocking someone's religion is a fashion in India. Don't play with the religion and don't invite the curse. Whoever insulted religion had to face dire consequences. So be careful.

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  • Thousif, Manglore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    These people disrespect other religion even Islam .in Islam these kind of merriage not allowed .sick people .he should get huge fine like Dubai plus jail.

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    I saw one was trying to change his look like Rabindranath Tagore (There was only beard but no brain) But he failed in WB election

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  • Prakash Shetty, Mangaladevi

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Sitting in Dubai and cutting beards and hair really makes us knowledgeable on Tagore of Bengal and Tagore park of Kudla. Thats the beauty of Dubai City.

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Koraga are Human beings like us

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Tolerance should be observed from all the Parties

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    This has united the muslims and hindus of DK in opposing the actions, which is a very rare thing. Pray for more of such unity.

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  • Rahul, Jeppu

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Koragajja will forgive him but will definitely make him realize his mistake.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Even in Dasara the downtrodden community depiction is barred from many years by doing this these people have not immitated the Daiva but the whole community. But sad thing when recently their mehendi ceremony was raided and atrocities committed by police no fringe groups came to their support which proves the selective outrage is only to target particular religious people only. One wrong cannot be undone by another.

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  • Jd, Mlr

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    The circle is almost complete, instead of affection and respect between communities, it is now hate and ridicule. What next? Violence, pain and destruction

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  • Nithin, Bangalore/SA

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Samuel Paty a school teacher's head was cut off just for showing cartoon of mohammed, quran is found on a Hindu statue in bangladesh several houses are burnt and people, here people make mockery of all kinds and its tolerated, wonder how India would be if Hindus behaved same as muslims

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  • FAZIL, dxb

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    These guys need to be tought lessons then only these belt people will have lessons, all the nonsens start from this sorrounding places, its not at all tollrated and against the teachings of Islam, they takes everything is granted for them.

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  • veer nagpur, salethoor

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    kerala becomes another afghanistahan soon...

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  • kiran, mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    we dont hate muslims, we hate only mathandha muslims..

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    stringent action must be taken against all those who are involved in this act....making fun of any religion is not correct...

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  • Joseph D Souza, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Now a days when we dress up, we got to be careful, we never try to look like someone else, be original, we never know whose sentiments are going to be hurt....the one who dressed in such attire may not even have thought of hurting anyone, but those who sit in their homes are hurt for nothing....all in a democratic country

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    According to my friend Albert, Mangalore people who represents their religion involve in any crime are resemble the culture of their repective religion although he posting comments on fake name :D

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  • Fayaz Ahmed, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    This is totally wrong very strict action should be taken Who are we to mock others religion and faith By doing this we muslims are in bad books Show our good deeds so others are attracted

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  • Anton, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Couple of weeks back people raided our peaceful Christmas Celebrations forcing us to chant Jai Sri Ram still we did not complain..Give respect and take respect. We too have feelings

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  • Imtiaz Ahmed, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    Please arrest the groom and his friends and put them behind bars. Shameless creatures.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    Readers, why do people deliberately mock at religious beliefs is a theory i am unable to comprehend !! We in Mumbai dont even visualize such ghoulish acts, we are more occupied on constructive objectives, like prevention of Covid19 pandemic, feeding and educating our children !!!

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    If do that on your WEDDING day then perhaps there is more to it. Otherwise you are 100% right and guilty should be strictly punished irrespective of religion and caste.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Far worse things happen in cities like Mumbai than mere mockery.

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    The bridegroom is sinner not just because he hurt the sentiments of other faith but also he violates the guidelines of Islamic wedding.

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  • True Indian, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Such a shame. Is this the culture we want our following generation to adopt? Sonetime dobt we just look at someone and think "what the crap is going on in their heads". Seriously,.. not cool people. Not cool

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  • Ayman hassan, Kudroli

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    Take strict action against not only bride groom who all parted in the function its totally unacceptable hurting anyone religious sentiment

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  • Abdulla khader, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    Jossey, Henry if other religion put jesus costumes what you people do so respect other religion also

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  • Ravi, Udyavara

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    If something goes wrong....some of our own hypocrite shits..will start to blame BD, VHP, etc...really those idiots have moral rights?

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  • Syed, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    Please arrest this guy and his friends who were part of this theme.

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  • Mohan Prabhu, mangalore/Ottawa, Canada

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    frivolous and vexatious case.

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  • Ketchup, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    Are we in the 21st century or have we gone back few centuries in the past?

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  • Ibrahim, Ullala

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    It's haram to abuse others belif in Islam. Punish bthem as per Sharia.

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  • Sandeep, Manglore

    Sun, Jan 09 2022

    So, destruction of hundreds of templesby Mughals was Haraam ?!!

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  • Mohammed, India

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    Hindu-muslim k alawa aur kuch kaam dhanda hi nahi hai, aur har baat pe inke sentiments kyu hurt hota hai??

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  • A L Mendonca, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Aapko mazak Pasand hain toh Apne religion pe Kar aur Dekh reaction. faltu baat Nahin Karne Ka.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, India

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    What about Santa Claus effigies were set ablaze in Agra on Christmas day while beedy (BD) activists raised slogans like "Santa Claus Murdabad"...??

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  • Alva, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    I am not defending them...Santa Claus is not god. Even if so , 1 wrong does not correct the other wrong. Condemn instead of comparing. ..

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Alva Mangalore,Santa claus is not a God ,but he was a Bishop ,dont u remember.As Nikolaus he was on the way to help.Now this bridegroom did a mistake must have done as jux.Now forgive him .Dont make out of it a big drama.And warn others not to do anything to hurt any religious sentiments.Nowadays these sentiments are taking different ways and colours.Dont take any actions against him .Let him say Sorry in public and finished.Thats better than big talks and revolt.He did only a dance.

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Burning effigies is what uneducated people do. Let them burn

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    Through out the world minorities respect majority, except in India! If this happens in Pakistan within 24 hours culprit will be lynched to death!

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  • Ponkra, SooratKal

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Albert, Your world is too small, Pakistan is the only world for you. Respect does not come with minority or majority but comes mutually. Do you know how many temples in the western world which is respected by the majority as well? Come out from your rat hole of Pakistan, then you will see the whole world.

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  • raj, mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    last year a city was burnt for one face book post..ya ..agree its not limited to pakistan.. this incident happned in bangalore last year..

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Jan 09 2022

    Albert mangalore,Abutama ,we are in demokratic country ,India.we need not do what they do.We are bit more educated,dont you feel?Old bush men used to do worse things which we have learnt not to do.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    Is it OK for Hindus to dress up as Muslims in a Election Rally ...

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  • Uday sharma, Manglore

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    Reject such politician. As simple as that. we need leaders like YOGI

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Everyone must condemn this incident. Very very bad. Our dynamic Commissioner of Police Shashi Kumar will handle this case very nicely.

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  • Glen, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    They are not hindus. They are Congress AAP TMC SP

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  • SAN, Mangaluru

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    not everyone is PAPPU to dress as per the situation😂

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    Jossey, Pappu wore skull cap in UP, became a Janeu dhari brahmin in Gujarat, a Christian in Meghalaya and a Shiv Bhath in Kashmir. Later he had to flee to Wayanad.

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  • Stan, Bangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    What is the meaning of Hindu wearing Muslim dress? Wearing the traditional white dress u consider offending? Once when Modi refused to wear Topi in a rally people like u made a big issue..please tell us whether what Modi did was right or wrong...

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  • Edmond, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront: The people do that are from ur gulamgiri party only right? then what was the reason to ask on this?

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  • Naresh, Kerala

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    Oh !!! Arecanut plant cap also patented ???

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  • Alva, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    No not patented.. but yes Koragajja is.... you think this is funny? Oh I forgot you are from our Gods own country so communist.. For you what Ram, Jesus or Allah.. All must be nonsense as per your communist china mindset.

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  • Stan, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 07 2022

    One community will burn the country if someone even picturises their religion..but enjoy mocking other faith Gods like in this picture...and our sickulars, Media are ready to appease them saying Intolerance, Democracy, Human rights, freedom of speech and what not...moral of story is simple...we are ready to budge to fear and terrorism at the cost of our own future... unfortunate but true...

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  • Naresh, Kerala

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Quote a Malayalam song (which I thought relevant) when translated means “Man created Religion, Religion created God……….Man, Religion and God divided the land and minds too……….We became Hindus, Muslims and Christians……….Thus we became alien to each other……….Country thus became a lunatic asylum……….……. Man is dying on the street…. Religion is mocking at it……….……. God is dying on the street…. Satan is mocking at it”………..Moral is Mankind existed even before Religion and it is the very same religion which was created for the betterment of human race dividing people today…… Holding on to the faith is one’s choice….. but equally not holding to any faith is also one’s choice…… We should bother about the basics first i.e. Food, clothing and shelter and other things such as faith should be later is my take….. We call a spade a spade and colour of the terror does not matter, whether it is Green, Saffron or even Red

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  • raj, mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    on what p[atents basis professor josephs hand cut in kerala for his simple freedom of expression ?

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