Holi is not a festival that spreads joy for all. It is society’s license to goons and creeps to do anything they want with women, men, animals – anyone they can get hold of on the streets. And these thugs have a powerful line on their side that society has given its consent to while taking away the consent of those at the receiving end of the line: “Bura Na Maano Holi hai.”
Holi isn’t a cause for celebration. The most common refrain in households is to not step out of the home. Don’t go out because it isn’t safe. A day of celebration is a safety hazard with people’s greetings to each other almost always followed by a plea to be safe.
At times like these when one is conscious enough to not visit crowded places, use a sanitizer every 10 minutes, and maintain a safe distance from anyone having flu-like symptoms, the safest way to celebrate Holi is to stay indoors.