A massive political face-off is underway in Kerala, happening yet again over the Hindu Astha. The BJP has accused the left government of not comprehending the Hindu Astha and have, in fact, questioned the Pinarayi Vijayan government.
This comes after the Director of Medical Education banned the celebration of Rakshabandhan events in medical colleges across the state. The notice was sent out on 11th, September and stated that no such event will be held without prior notice.
The BJP is questioning the reasoning behind the selective banning and why are only Hindu festivals and celebrations being targeted in Kerala.
The notice that includes all medical, dental and nursing colleges in the state, also specifies the reason behind the ban. It states that since Rakshabandhan is a RSS festival, the government does not promote the same.