Hindu Samhati president, Tapan Ghosh on Saturday sparked a new controversy saying that Hindu women should wear a ‘bindi’ and men should sport a ’tilak’ on their forehead in order to avoid incidents such as hate crimes.

While talking to news agency ANI, Ghosh said, “I am not much interested about ‘tika’ and all but today due to radical Muslims, the atmosphere is volatile. To save oneself from this, one must wear ‘tika’ and ‘bindi’. Although terrorism does not belong to any particular religion, I want Hindus to be safe and secure.”


This controversial statement from Ghosh comes a day after the Kansas shooting that claimed the life of an Indian Engineer and injured another.

Two Indian-origin engineers Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani were shot in a Kansas bar by a gunmen who allegedly yelled “get out of my country” before he started the shooting at the bar.

The shooter identified as Adam Purinton, 51-year-old US Navy veteran, who fled after the shooting was arrested 80 miles away from the crime scene. He is charged with first-degree murder in the death of one of his victims.

Both Kuchibhotla and Madasani work with the Aviation Systems Engineering team at Garmin Ltd, in Olathe.

First Published | 25 February 2017 5:17 PM
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