Middle East, Iran, Afghanistan, and ISIS-ruled areas, you say. You are right!
Liberal and Seculars relax; ‘fanatic’ Hindu right-wing “extremists” do not have a hand in what I am about to tell you.
The Black Sphere
They objected to the “too tight” jerseys of the players and claimed that women playing football is anti-Sharia. And, say what, the administration and some local villagers acquiesced to the fatwa.
“We tried to convince the maulivis and those who had raised objections. I myself is a Muslim and offer namaz everyday. What was wrong in having a women’s football match in the village?”
“I just can’t imagine that in the 21st century such a thing could happen,” said Shanti Aich Mullick – an Arjuna Awardee who played football between 1976 and 1983.
The BDO cancelled the match after consultation with the SP and the DM. Fingers are also going up against Trinamool Congress MLA Sabitri Mitra, who allegedly supported the ban.
Even a dolt can tell that this incident will be swept under the carpet both by the state government and the Liberal-Secular voices, but it must be remembered that radicalisation of a society and, eventually, a country begins with such small incidents.