In a bid to keep non-Hindus away from Garba venues, the Hindu Utsav Samiti (HUS) in Bhopal has asked the city’s collector to make Aadhaar Card mandatory for entry.

The organisation has claimed that many Hindu girls complain of exploitation by non-Hindus after the completion of festival and the move was meant to put an end to it.

“We get several complaints after the festival is over about exploitation of Hindu girls by those belonging to other religions. They befriend Hindu girls during practice sessions, and then entice them during the festival,’’ HUS president Kailash Begwani was quoted as saying by Indian Express.

He added that unlike other identity proofs, it was not easy to make a fake Aadhaar card.

“It’s not easy to make a fake Aadhaar card, unlike other documents like voter identity cards. The moment one furnishes his Aadhaar card, there will be no doubt about his identity, ” Begwani said.

The Hindu organisation put forward its demand at a peace committee meeting called by the district administration, which is yet to take a call on the matter.