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Proof that Hinduphobia is real. Video of a woman in Bahrain breaking Ganesh idols goes viral.

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Just a few days ahead of the auspicious Ganesh Chaturthi, authorities have initiated legal action against a 54-year-old woman for vandalizing a store
and breaking several Lord Ganesha idols and “defaming a sect” in a Supermarket in Manama’s Juffair, Bahrain.

Recently, a video went viral all over social media that instigated many Indians. In the said videos, the woman is seen shouting at a salesman while lifting the idols from a shelf and slamming them on the floor.

The Ministry of Interior, Bahrain took to their official social media handle and said that the woman was referred to Public Prosecution. They took to Twitter and tweeted, “Capital Police took legal steps against a woman, 54, for damaging a shop in Juffair and defaming a sect and its rituals, in order to refer her to the Public Prosecution.”

In the video that went viral, the 54-year-old woman who was speaking in Arabic, is heard purportedly saying “this a Muslim country”. The incident also evoked strong reaction from the royal advisor Ahmed Al Khalifa who condemned it.

Indians are the biggest expatriate group in Bahrain, with an estimated 4,00,000 people out of nearly 13 lakh population. According to a 2010 census, Hindus comprise 9.8% of the population in Bahrain.