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BJP lawmaker Raja Singh urges Hindus to shoot Muslims in the chest

In Sangli, Maharashtra, BJP lawmaker and serial hatemonger T. Raja Singh gave a speech urging Hindu youth to learn how to use weapons in order to kill Muslims, saying, “Shoot the chest of people who do love jihad.”

BJP leaders have been openly calling for violence against Muslims at election rallies across states, in direct violation of Indian law, which prohibits communal election speeches. Meanwhile, Hindu militants continue to organize weapon training for Hindu men, women and minors. 

Delhi court denies bail to 72-year-old Muslim leader despite deteriorating health

The Delhi High Court denied bail to 72-year-old Muslim leader E. Abubacker, the former chairman of the now-banned Indian Muslim outfit Popular Front of India (PFI). Abubacker is a cancer survivor who is now suffering from Parkinson’s disease. 

Earlier, the court had also refused to place Abubacker under house arrest, as per his family’s request to provide him proper treatment. 

In September 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu supremacist government banned the PFI, a prominent Muslim organization. Over 350 people have been arrested in dozens of raids by India’s federal investigation agency, a crackdown that has been slammed by civil rights groups and activists.

Muslim activist Umar Khalid imprisoned for over 1300 days, denied bail

A court in the capital city of Delhi denied bail to Prisoner of Conscience and human rights activist Umar Khalid who was arrested over trumped up charges of carrying out the violence during the anti-Muslim Delhi pogrom in 2020. Khalid has been imprisoned for over 1,300 days under India’s draconian anti-terror law.

It has been repeatedly established through independent investigations, including by Amnesty International, that violence was carried out by Hindu extremists with the full support and participation of uniformed personnel of Delhi Police.

India’s archeological survey defies Supreme Court order, digs pits in mosque premises 

During the ongoing survey of a mosque premises in far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) allegedly conducted a physical excavation at the site, despite the Supreme Court’s order against it. 

“No physical excavation that would alter the character of the premises should be carried out,” the court had said. 

Hindus have claimed that the 11th-century monument is a temple. Across the country, Hindu extremists have been demanding the demolition of major historic mosques and calling for them to be replaced with Hindu temples.