Bahrain parliamentarians call for action against Hindu extremism in India
Leaders in Bahrain’s Parliament have called for action against India’s Hindu supremacist Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government as they raised concerns over repeated attacks on Muslims.
The comments were made while discussing the shocking public murder of former Indian Muslim parliamentarian Atiq Ahmed by Hindu extremists. Parliamentarians also drew attention to the surge of anti-Muslim violence across India.
“Atiq Ahmed and his brother were killed barbarically by Hindu extremists in police presence. Such incidents shouldn’t just be condemned, but also stopped,” said one parliamentarian.
“We treat the Indian community with all respect in Bahrain and across Arab nations. No one disturbs Hindu community here. In fact, they are defended. But what is happening to Muslims in India is unacceptable. Be it the Kingdom of Bahrain or other gulf countries, this shouldn’t stop at condemnation alone. The extremist Indian government is going too far and must be stopped,” he added.
Hindu extremists pelt stones at Muslim offering Eid prayers in Uttar Pradesh
A violent mob of Hindu extremists pelted stones at Muslims offering Eid prayers in Hindu supremacist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Uttar Pradesh state.
The incident occurred at an open ground for Eid prayers in Allahabad city, which was attended by hundreds of men, women, and children.
Bricks and stones were hurled at the Muslim worshippers, including the imam leading the prayers, while they were prostrating. A seventeen-year-old worshiper suffered a head injury due to the attack.
Fifteen Hindu extremists were responsible for the violent attack, but only three had a case registered against them.
Karnataka BJP govt drops 182 cases of communal violence, hate speech, cow vigilantism
According to a new report from the Indian Express, a news publication, the Hindu supremacist BJP-led government in Karnataka state has dropped prosecution of 182 criminal cases relating to anti-Muslim hate speech, cow vigilantism, and communal violence between 2019 and 2023.
The move to drop these cases has resulted in more than 1,000 Hindu extremists and hate mongers being freed. Among them are BJP lawmakers Prathap Simha and Renukacharya M.P., as well as leaders of Hindu militant groups Hindu Jagaran Vedike and Sri Rama Sene.
Of the 182 cases linked to communal violence, 45 were related to violence by around 300 Hindu supremacists in December 2017.
The dropped cases also included the withdrawal of prosecution against four incidents of cow vigilantism, cases linked to violent attacks during Hindu festivals like Ram Navami, protests over interfaith marriages, and attacks on people falsely accused of forcibly converting Hindus to other religions.