Many readers expressed shock and indignation over the Hinduisation of trafficked tribal girls from Assam by RSS affiliates as reported exclusively in the latest Outlook issue. The story went viral on Twitter and Facebook after it was broken.
The cover story was on the Rashtra Sevika Samiti and other outfits affiliated to the RSS which pick up girls as young as 4 and indoctrinate them into their version of Hindutva Hinduism.
The parents of the girls, who are very poor, have not spoken to their children for a year and don’t have any chance of speaking to them over the next 2 or 3 years, according to the woman RSS worker who took the girls.
Here are tweets in reaction to the story:
Y isn't so called "Media" talking about #BetiUthao project or is it something "The Nation doesn't want to know".?— Valar Morghulis (@DBlackCanaryGrl) July 30, 2016
Ban this org NOW https://t.co/46otOTbLwj— Summit Attempt (@SummitAttempt) July 29, 2016
.@Outlookindia What an absurd, inaccurate article on Hindus. Muslims/Christians routinely wipe out and oppress tribals, while Hindu respects— Hindu Americans (@HinduAmericans) July 29, 2016
This is shocking... "Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao" & now "Beti Uthao"? https://t.co/wsAfNNjQcP— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 30, 2016