A few days ago, Swami Krushnaswarup Dasji of the Swaminarayan Temple in Bhuj (Gujarat) made an extremely controversial and regressive comment that did not go down well with people.
Using his bizarre logic, he said “Menstruating women who cook food for their husbands will take birth as dogs in their next life while men consuming food prepared by women having periods will reborn as bullocks. I don’t care if you do not like my views, but this is all written in our Shastras (scriptures).”
Once the word got out, netizens wasted no time in pointing out how deeply problematic the Swami’s comments were. Even members of the film industry came forward to express their views on the subject.
Actress Lisa Ray shared viral memes to make her point. Take a look:
Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha also shared his views on this subject.
While addressing the media during the promotions of his upcoming movie, actor Ayushmann Khurrana said “Aisa hai, unko jo log follow kar rahe hain, unko dekhna padega kya follow kar rahe hain. We are part of progressive thinking and progressive cinema at the same time. Humari society me progressive aur regressive dono tarah ke log hain. In 2013, we could not get the principal’s permission for the gay pride parade and now the same Chandigarh college has toilets for transgenders. We may have so many different progressive and regressive views but the country is ready to accept progressive ideas.”