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BJP in Karnataka posts lies to spread anti-Muslim hate ahead of elections

Following the example of Hindu supremacist Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka state posted Islamophobic rhetoric and other disinformation to X in a bid to sway voters.

The post, titled “Congress Manifesto or Muslim League Manifesto?”, claims that the opposition party’s manifesto promises ‘Hijab Enforcement in Educational Institutions’, ‘Wealth Distribution to Muslims’, ‘Special Reservations for Muslims’, ‘Freedom to Practice Personal Laws’, ‘Direct Appointment of Muslims as Judges’, and a ‘Mandate for Public & Private Entities to Hire Muslims’. 

All claims made by the post are not only blatantly false, but paint a number of basic civil liberties for Muslims as objectionable. 

Militant monk Yogi Adityanath promotes anti-Muslim conspiracy theories in election rally

With India’s general elections approaching, BJP politicians have ramped up anti-Muslim hate speech in election rallies as a way to win Hindu votes. In Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, Hindu militant monk and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath promoted the anti-Muslim conspiracy theory of “love jihad” during an election rally of the far-right BJP.

The “love jihad” conspiracy, which has been repeatedly debunked, claims Muslim men have an agenda to seduce and convert Hindu women. 

Anti-Muslim hate speeches delivered at election rallies in Gujarat

At an election rally far-right BJP-ruled Gujarat’s Mehsana, a Hindu supremacist leader asked people to vote for the BJP in order to build temples over historic mosques in Varanasi and Mathura cities.

In Kheda, Gujarat, Hindu supremacist leader Bhagirathsinh Rathod delivered a hate speech against Muslims. He promoted the “love jihad” conspiracy theory, called for violence against Muslims and turned India into a Hindu nation.