Romeo and Juliet in India

A TV station was attacked by angry Hindu protestors who disliked the television story about a runaway Hindu-Muslim love struck couple. The station broadcast an interview with the two young people. Protestors claimed the TV station was denigrating Hinduism by appearing to promote love between people of different religions. After the interview was broadcast the young man was taken into custody and the girl was sent to a home for minors.

At the turn of the 20th century many people were shocked at the Broadway play, “Abie’s Irish Rose” which depicted a Jewish boy and an Irish girl in love. I guess we haven’t come a long way from those days, at least not in India.

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