BJP revokes hatemonger T Raja Singh’s suspension, fields him in elections
The far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) revoked the suspension of lawmaker T Raja Singh and announced that it will field him in the upcoming elections.
Singh was suspended last year after he made derogatory remarks about Prophet Muhammad. During his suspension, however, Singh continued to make violent and disturbing threats against Muslims with no consequences.
Recently, Singh had threatened Muslim women with implied sexual violence, used anti-Muslim slurs, and made open calls for violence against minorities.
Hindu extremist mob attacks Muslim men for transporting cattle
In Phalwal, Haryana, violent Hindu extremist cow vigilantes brutally thrashed two Muslim drivers for transporting cattle. Hindu militant mobs have increasingly been targeting Muslims accused of transporting cattle or consuming beef.
Hindu extremist leaders throughout India have openly encouraged cow vigilante violence. In Osmanabad, Maharashtra, while peddling anti-Muslim conspiracy theories, Hindu extremist leader Dhananjay Desai advocated violence against cattle traders and butchers.
Hindu paramilitary group RSS marches to anti-Muslim song inside university campus
A crowd of Hindu extremists wearing the uniform of the violent Hindu supremacist paramilitary group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) marched inside Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The extremists sang a communal song, “Wake up, O Hindu!” (Jaago Toh Ek Baar Hindu), which contains anti Muslim messaging.
The march was part of the militant group’s celebrations during a Hindu religious festival.
Hindu far-right leaders promote anti-Muslim hate during religious celebrations
In BJP-ruled Gujarat’s Surat, Hindu extremist leader Kajal Shingla used an event celebrating the Hindu religious festival Navaratri to promote anti-Muslim conspiracy theories.
In Nagaur, Rajasthan, a leader of the Hindu militant Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) called on Hindus to buy weapons. In Mangalore, Karnataka, far-right Hindu leader Chakravarthy Sulibele, delivered a hate speech promoting hostility towards Muslims and Christians.