Bharatanatyam exponent not allowed to perform on the grounds of religion

News Desk: Mansiya VP, a Bharatanatyam exponent, was not allowed to perform on the grounds that she is not a Hindu. The dancer is born and brought up in a Muslim family.

She opened up about the incident on her Facebook account and wrote “One of the temple office-bearers informed me that I cannot perform at the temple as I am a non-Hindu. All stages are allotted based on religion, not considering whether you are a good dancer or not. In the meantime, I have also been facing queries about whether I got converted into a Hindu after marriage. I have no religion and where should I go”.

Earlier, she was denied permission to perform at famous Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple for being a non-Hindu.