What does netagiri mean


The nuns were on the Haridwar-Puri Utkal Express on March 19.

New Delhi:

Two nuns and their two novices were forced off a train in Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi by members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad who suspected them of having carried out religious conversions. They were only allowed to proceed after an investigation at the station found that no change was necessary. The ABVP is the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the ideological mentor of the BJP. Union Minister Amit Shah has promised action on this matter.

"Those involved in the Jhansi nuns harassment incident will be brought to justice," Shah said today.

The incident that occurred on Friday sparked outrage and Kerala's Prime Minister Pinarayi Vijayan previously wrote to Mr Shah asking for strict action.

“Such incidents tarnish the nation's image and its ancient tradition of religious tolerance. Such incidents require extreme condemnation by the Union government. I ask for your kind intervention to direct the authorities to take strict measures against all groups, individuals who interfere with or impair the freedom of individual rights guaranteed by the constitution, ”wrote the Prime Minister.

“The Constitution gives us the freedom to move anywhere, to carry anything. What happened has deeply tormented the Christian community. It is a violation of fundamental rights. They were forced to change their clothes. This is not acceptable. The Prime Minister of Uttar Pradesh wears religious clothing and is free to walk anywhere. So do we, ”Father Jacob, spokesman for the Catholic Bishops' Council of Kerala, told NDTV.

The nuns were on the Haridwar-Puri Utkal Express on March 19. A 25-second video from the train compartment shows the women surrounded by a few men, some of whom appear to be police officers.

“Go get your luggage. You will be sent home if what you say is correct, ”one hears a man say.

"Why are you indulging in Netagiri," said another.

“”Arre What Netagiri. Chaliye Madam. Jaldi uthao samaan“Said a third.

Other videos and photos from Jhansi train station showed the women on the platform and then in what appeared to be a Jhansi police station.

“There were some ABVP members returning to Jhansi from a training camp in Rishikesh on board the Utkal Express. Four Christian women took the same train from Hazrat Nizamuddin in Delhi to Rourkela in Odisha. Two of them were nuns and two were in training. These ABVP members suspected that these two nuns were taking the other two women to conversion because the nuns were talking to the other women. On this suspicion, they informed the railway protection force, which in turn informed the railway police. These ABVP members also submitted a written complaint about the conversion. I got there and did some research. This research revealed that the other two women came from Odishas Rourkela and were in training. We checked their certificates and they both had baptism certificates from 2003 and this proved Both women by birth were Christians and there was no conversion involved. After that, we sent all four women on to their destination in Odisha, "Naeem Khan" Mansuri, the superintendent of the Jhansi Railway Police, said in a detailed statement.

It is not clear what measures were taken against the ABVP members involved.