Devotees in Nagpur celebrated Marbat with great fervour today afternoon by burning effigies of a man with anti Pakistani placards on it.
The slogans were written primarily due to Pakistan’s reaction after the recent abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir when the former threatened India of a war.
The seffigies had slogans like ‘Pakistan ke ghar pe nahi hai khana, Bharat ko jung ki dhamki dena’ (Pakistan doesn’t have food at home and is threatening India of a war) and ‘Kashmir toh hamara hai hi, ab POK bhi hamara’ (Kashmir is ours and now even Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (POK) is also ours.)
As per tradition, devotees take out a procession carrying effigies that represent evil forces. The clay effigies or ‘Marbats’ of Kali (black) and Pivli (yellow) are the main attraction of the procession, which are burnt by the locals.