Bajrang Sena demands a ban on the sale of erotic figurines in Khajuraho
The sale of Kamasutra books and erotic figurines in the western group of temples at Khajuraho has now come under the radar of right wing activist group, Bajrang Sena. The officials of the Sena are now demanding a ban on the sale of such merchandise in the premises stating that such practices are against the Indian culture.
Under the leadership of Jyoti Agarwal, president of the Khajuraho unit, the members of Bajrang Sena submitted a memorandum to Chattarpur police in Madhya Pradesh enclosing their demands against the sale of such merchandise.
According to reports, Agarwal said “Such things are readily available inside the temple premises under the very nose of ASI and tourism department officials. Such things affect the image of Indian culture and traditions in the eyes of the foreigners”. She further added “Whatever has been depicted can’t be allowed to happen here now. What sort of moral values are we passing on to our younger generations? These temples have religious significance. There is a Shiva temple here. How can you allow Kamasutra to be sold in the sacred premises?”
UNESCO World Heritage site Khajuraho is a significant part of the Indian architectural splendour. Known for the sculptures on its walls, the temple complex stands as the focal point of Indian erotic awakening. It has also been point of debate for years now.