A few days ago Union Minister Smriti Irani posted a video of her interaction at a Mumbai event. She was trolled by social media users for her comment over the ongoing Sabarimala protest after Supreme Court allow women of all age to enter the temple. Irani said in a string of tweets that,
“I am nobody to speak against the Supreme Court verdict as I am a serving cabinet minister. But just plain common sense is that would you carry a napkin seeped with menstrual blood and walk into a friend’s house? You would not. And would you think it is respectful to do the same when you walk into the house of God? That is the difference.”
She further wrote,
“As a practising Hindu married to a practising Zoroastrian, I am not allowed to enter a fire temple to pray. I respect that stand by the Zoroastrian community/priests and do not approach any court for a right to pray as a mother of 2 Zoroastrian children. Similarly, Parsi or non-Parsi menstruating women irrespective of age DO NOT go to a Fire Temple.”
Her tweets caused a controversy and she was trolled by social media users. However, now responding to troller or say critics, Smriti had posted a picture where she donned as Maniben (her TV show) avatar and respond to all trollers who mocked her. See the picture and its funny caption,
To let you know, no woman was able to enter the shrine amid protests by devotees, the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and various Hindu organisations. The Supreme Court had lifted the ban in September that prevented women of menstruating age from entering the 800-year-old Sabarimala temple saying divinity and devotion cannot be subject to the rigidity and stereotypes of gender.