Says a tribe member, Khanu Betkar, "Ram and Lakshman burnt Ravana, so that is why we burn them."Holy cow! That's as blasphemous as it can get. Read the complete news article here. I am just waiting for our dear testosterone charged culture cops RSS/VHP to make some stupid funny statement like "these tribals are actually western/pakistani agents trying to spoil our innocent youth by spreading anti-Indian propaganda!"
It's the biggest festival of the year for these villagers and celebrations go on for seven days. The tribe members dance all night and sing hymns hailing Ravana.
Check out this CNN-IBN video about a tribe in Melghat district in Maharashtra who celebrate holi by burning effigies of Ram and Lakshman.
Posted by Sujit at 12:53 PM