Guwahati, June 10, 2019:
State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma reacted over the shameful Chaygaon incident where the girls of a dance group were forced to dance naked by a group of rowdy spectators on Friday night.
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Addressing the media, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “I have reached out to the SP and the incident is very shameful. I feel ashamed to say that we live in a society that forces girls strip off their clothes.”
“What must be the people living in other states and countries thinking about Assam?” he questioned.
“People may think there exist shameless people in Assam who forces girls to dance naked. I don’t want to bring any religion or caste into the matter, but the one involved in the incident must surrender. The police should take action against them. Such incidents must be opposed on both social and political grounds,” he said.
It is to be mentioned that a dance troupe was harassed in Chaygaon’s Aasolpara and female performers belonging to indigenous communities were forced to dance naked by rowdy spectators on Friday.
A special show had been organized in Asolpara of Assam on the occasion of Eid. As soon as the female dancers started their performance, they were pressurized to cast off their clothes and dance naked. The group of dancers called MK Dance Group had come all the way from Boko to perform at the event.
Some spectators got rowdy and demanded the female dancers to dance naked. They were even threatened with murder in case they did not follow the disgusting instructions.
A lot many of the 800-900 spectators joined the demand for a naked dance performance, much to the embarrassment of the ladies. Things got so bad that the performers were forced to free the performance theatre on foot.