A video capturing a BJP functionary questioning a woman doctor in Tamil Nadu for wearing a hijab instead of a white coat has gone viral, leading to widespread outrage. The incident took place at a primary health center in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu on May 24th. The BJP worker, identified as Bhuvaneswar Ram, picked a quarrel with the doctor, questioning her credentials and criticizing her choice of attire.
Cases Filed Against BJP Functionary for Disruptive Behavior
Following the incident, three cases have been registered against Bhuvaneswar Ram by the police. The cases include charges under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, such as assault and criminal force to deter a public servant from the discharge of duty, and uttering words with the deliberate intent to wound religious feelings. The accused hails from Thirupoondi in the district.
Video Goes Viral, Stirring Debate on Religious Tolerance
The video of the incident, which captures the BJP functionary questioning the woman doctor, has gained significant attention on social media platforms. It has sparked a debate on religious tolerance and respect for the choices of healthcare professionals. The incident has also attracted attention due to its timing, coinciding with the recent murder of doctor Vandana Das by a patient in Kerala.
Doctor Raises Concerns Over Unauthorized Video Recording
In the video, the woman doctor can be heard expressing her objection to being recorded without her permission. She emphasizes that such actions are inappropriate and violate her privacy rights. The doctor had been attending to a patient named Subramanian, who complained of discomfort and sought treatment at the primary health center. However, the situation escalated when the BJP worker confronted the doctor about her hijab.
Legal Action Taken to Address the Controversial Incident
Based on a complaint filed, the police have taken action against the accused BJP functionary. The registration of cases under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code reflects the seriousness of the disruptive behavior exhibited by the accused. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of promoting religious harmony and respecting the choices of individuals, especially in professional settings.
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