770 kilograms of explosives found in home of RSS leader - IAMC

770 kilograms of explosives found in home of Hindu paramilitary group RSS leader

A police raid in Kerala state recovered nearly 700 pounds of explosives from the homes of a leader of the the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), India’s largest Hindu supremacist paramilitary group, and his relative.

Last year, a Hindu extremist affiliated with the RSS had suffered severe injuries after an explosion occurred while he was in the process of making a bomb in Kannur. 

Kerala court acquits three Hindu extremists accused in murder of Muslim teacher

A court in Kerala’s Kasaragod acquitted three Hindu extremists associated with the Hindu paramilitary group RSS, who were accused of murdering a Muslim teacher, Mohammad Riyas, in 2017. 

The men were “strong believers of the Hindutva (Hindu supremacist) ideology and had strong animosity and hatred towards members of the Muslim community which resulted in the murder,” according to the prosecution. 

Muslim doctor harassed by Hindu relatives of Muslim convert

In far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Haryana state, members of the Hindu militant group Vishwa Hindu Parishad, along with Hindu relatives of a man who converted to Islam, harassed a Muslim doctor, baselessly alleging that the doctor forcibly converted the man to Islam.

The criminalization of religious conversion away from Hinduism has resulted in increased Hindu extremist violence against Muslims and Christians. 

Hindu supremacist leaders peddle anti-Muslim conspiracy theories

In Seoni, Madhya Pradesh, Hindu supremacist influencer Kajal Hindustani delivered provocative speech filled with anti-Muslim conspiracy theories. She also called for taking over historic mosques in Mathura and Varanasi and replacing them with temples.

In Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh, Hindu supremacist group leader Mukesh Kumar delivered an inflammatory speech peddling conspiracy theories against Muslims. In Vadodara, Gujarat, Hindu militant group Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Jaydeep Patel delivered a hateful speech peddling conspiracy theories of “love jihad” and “land jihad.”