Authorities demolish meat shops after BJP minister restricts meat sale in Madhya Pradesh
In far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Madhya Pradesh, authorities bulldozed meat shops in Ujjain district after RSS-affiliated Chief Minister Mohan Yadav declared restrictions on the sale of meat and eggs in open spaces. The move directly targets Muslims and Dalits.
Yadav also imposed a ban on the use of loudspeakers that exceed permissible decibel limits. This ban has often been used by BJP governments to arbitrarily crackdown on the Muslim call to prayer from mosques.
Police open fire at “cattle smuggler” in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh
Police in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh state opened fire at an alleged “cattle smuggler,” who sustained a bullet injury in his leg. The incident is the latest in a string of violent attacks against predominantly Muslim cattle traders by both vigilante groups and law enforcement throughout India.
Just last month, a 23-year-old Muslim man, Sajid Qureshi, was killed by police in Rampur by police, who claimed that Qureshi and his companion were planning to slaughter a cow.
Hindu extremist leaders glorify mass killing of Muslims
In Nagda, Madhya Pradesh, Hindu extremist monk Yati Narsinghanand delivered a hate speech targeting Muslims and glorified the use of weapons and violence. In Silvassa, Hindu militant leader Vikramsingh Bhatti glorified the killing of Muslims during the 2002 Gujarat pogrom and called for further violence.