Families in Kerala have risen in protest over the rape and murder of an 8-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua with many banning entry to BJP workers saying they have little girls at home as outrage over the assault echoed hundreds of miles away, the Telegraph reported.
The posters, handwritten and printed, first appeared on boundary walls and gates of homes in state capital Thiruvananthapuram on Friday evening, the report said.
More than 20 houses in the Vamanapuram area, a stronghold of the state’s ruling CPM, announced the “entry ban” on BJP workers in a novel campaign against the party.
“Girls below the age of 10 live in this house, BJP workers are requested not to enter,” one poster said.
Some BJP leaders had defended the accused amid allegations that the crime was aimed at frightening the minority population into leaving Hindu-majority Jammu.
Some of the posters carried the photograph of the Kathua victim as the idea soon caught on in Chengannur, in Alappuzha district, where a by-election is coming up.
A poster in Chengannur read: “This family has little girls. BJP members seeking votes please stay outside.”