Dear Narendra Modi, Hindutva terror is a fact, not a fiction – By Ashok Swain
Prime Minister Narendra Modi… is openly claiming that Hindus can never be violent and ‘Hindu Terrorism’ doesn’t exist. No one knows which British had said so and when, but considering Modi’s past record, he doesn’t bother to see the difference between established facts and his imagination.… Not only have Hindu rulers been engaged in violent acts in the past, but also Hindus in general have been involved in mass-killing on many occasions.…
Ordinary Hindus were engaged in the brutal killing of minority Muslims after Operation Polo in Hyderabad in 1948, in Kolkata in 1950 and 1964, in Gujarat in 1969, 1985, 2002, in 1989 Bhagalpur riots, in 1983 Nellie massacre, Mumbai riots in 1992 and 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots. Muslims are not the only minority community, others have also faced the wrath of the Hindu majority.
A large number of Sikhs were killed, most of them in Delhi, by a marauding Hindu mob in 1984, after the assassination of Indira Gandhi. In 1999, Hindutva zealots had burned to death an Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons, Phillip and Timothy, aged 8 and 6 respectively, in Odisha. In that same state, in 2008, a number of Christians were also killed by Hindutva fanatics in Kandhmal riots. Not only riots, Hindutva fanatics are also leading the recent upsurge in India of public lynching of Muslims and Dalits, particularly in the name of cow protection.…
- Fact Check: PM Narendra Modi says Congress coined ‘Hindu Terror’ term – By Deeptiman Tiwary (Apr 2, 2019, Indian Express)
- The Samjhauta acquittals: Hindu terror goes unpunished in India – By Apoorvanand (Mar 28, 2019, Al Jazeera)
- The IAS officer who spoke out against lynchings – Dr Shah Faesal with Archana Masih (Apr 4, 2019, Herdon Gazette)
- ‘If we want to reduce violence in this country, we need to change how power works’ – Revati Laul with Urvashi Bahuguna (Mar 30, 2019, Scroll.in)