Saffron activists now want to prohibit the sale of Kamasutra books in the land of Kamasutra, the Khajuraho temple grounds, a UNESCO world heritage spots in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur district. Reportedly, members of Bajrang Sena approached Chhatarpur police, alleging that Kamasutra books and indecent figurines being sold inside the grounds of the Western Group of Temples should be banned.
The temple is famous globally for the graceful erotic sculptures crafted on its outer walls. Bajrang Sena activists under the supervision of its president of the Khajuraho unit, Jyoti Agarwal, submitted a memo of their demands to Khajuraho police, Israr Mansouri.
They sought action against selling Kamasutra books and figurines inside temple grounds, especially at the tourist canteen alleging it was against India’s culture and tradition.
“Such things are readily available inside the temple premises under the very nose of ASI and tourism department officials. Such things affect the image of Indian culture and traditions in the eyes of the foreigners,” said Agarwal.
“Whatever has been depicted can’t be allowed to happen here now. What sort of moral values are we passing on to our younger generation?” Jyoti Agarwal, a Bajrang Sena member.
“We will consult officials of Archeological Survey of India and tourism department after which further action will be taken,” said a sub-divisional officer of police, Khajuraho, Israr Mansouri.