Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (DV)
Mangaluru, Jan 8: The Muslim bridegroom stirred a controversy after his video showing him dressed up as Hindu deity Korgajja and dancing went viral and sparked outrage among both people of both communities, on Saturday January 8 apologised for his action and stated that he and his friends did not mean to hurt anyone's religious sentiments.
In a new video, the youth, Umarullal Bashith, a resident of Uppala, said, "Two days ago, what my friends did at my wife's residence in Salethur was for fun. It was not done to hurt the community that worships Koragajja, nor the Muslim community.
"My friends did not do this act with the intention to hurt any religion. We respect all religions and beliefs. If it has hurt everyone, I apologise and seek forgiveness," he said.
In another video, he said, "We apologize to the Muslim and Hindu communities. We regret our actions."
The controversy erupted after Bashith's video showing him dressed as Koragajja Daiva on his wedding reception at Salethur went viral on social media. During the party, his friends made him wear cap made of arecanut plant and took him in a procession. They even painted him like Koragajja and made him dance and filmed it. The video drew flak from various quarters, and two separate cases were filed. Muslim leaders too condemned the incident, stating that his actions go against the Islamic faith and Muslim marriage rituals.