A viral video on social media depicts a female passenger aboard a Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus in an unsettling incident.
The footage showcases the woman compelling the conductor to remove his skull cap while issuing threats to report him. Throughout the recording, she persistently questions the conductor, inquiring about the permissibility of donning the green skull cap along with his government duty uniform.
ವಾಟ್ಸಾಪಲ್ಲಿ ನೋಡ್ದೆ. ಆ ಮಹಿಳೆಯ ಹೃದಯದಲ್ಲಿ ತುಂಬಿದ ಕೋಮು ವಿಷದ ತೀವ್ರತೆಯನ್ನು ಅಳೆಯುವ ಯಂತ್ರವೊಂದಿದ್ರೆ ಅದರ ಮುಳ್ಳುಗಳೇ ಒಡೆದುಹೋಗುತ್ತಿದ್ವೆನೋ?. ಕುಂಕುಮ, ಮಾಲೆಗಳನ್ನು ಧರಿಸುವಂತೆ ಟೋಪಿಗೂ ಅವಕಾಶವಿದೆಎಂದಾಗಿದೆ ನನ್ನ ಭಾವನೆ. ಏನಿದ್ದರೂ ವಿಷ ಕಾರುತ್ತಿರುವ ಮಹಿಳೆಯ ಮುಂದೆಯೂ ಸೌಮ್ಯವಾಗಿ ನಡೆದುಕೊಂಡ ನಿರ್ವಾಹಕರಿಗೆ ನನ್ನದೊಂದು ಸಲಾಂ pic.twitter.com/RFaIXGuq3M
— Mohamed Haneef (@Mohamed47623244) July 11, 2023
In the video, the woman persistently asserts that the conductor, being a government employee, should adhere to his religious practices privately rather than in public spaces. The conductor, maintaining a polite demeanor, responded that he has been wearing the skull cap for several years.
Who is this lady making video & forcing this conductor to remove his scarp just because it is green? Please show her face, I want to spit on her face.
— ABDULLA MADUMOOLE ಅಬ್ದುಲ್ಲ ಮಾದುಮೂಲೆ (@AMadumool) July 11, 2023
However, the woman persisted in her questioning, threatening to escalate the matter to higher authorities. She emphasized that the act of wearing the cap did not constitute a law and demanded its immediate removal. The video concludes with the conductor complying and removing his cap as per the woman’s insistence.