As per new posters in JNU campus, Holi, the festival of colors, has been described as an “anti-women” festival as “historically it has sexually abused dalit women in the name of celebrations”.
The social media is abuzz with the posters titled “what is holy about Holi,” which were pasted on the walls of eateries, markets and schools on the campus. The posters carry the name of a group — Flames of Resistance (FOR).
The poster read:
The text on the posters further read:
Recently, a group of students had burned ancient legal text Manusmriti alleging some of its excerpts had “derogatory” references to women.