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Haryana Police fire tear gas at protesting Sikh farmers

Police in far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Haryana state fired tear gas shells at Sikh farmers protesting the government in demand of price supports. The Health Minister of Punjab reported last week that three protestors were blinded when the Haryana police used pellet guns on the farmers.

Just days ago, a 24-year-old protester died from a head injury after similar tear gas shelling.

Cow vigilantes protest Muslim-run biryani restaurants

In Uttarakhand state’s Haldwani, which remains tense after recent anti-Muslim violence by police after the unjust demolition of a mosque, Hindu supremacist cow vigilantes organized a protest against biryani restaurants, which are generally Muslim-owned. The group called on the government to close all biryani restaurants on specific days of the week, and require employees to be registered with police. 

Speaker at Hindu extremist rally calls Muslims “ugly dogs”

In Nadiad, Gujarat, the Hindu militant groups Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal referred to Muslims as “ugly dogs” and declared India a “Hindu nation” during a rally. Speakers also threatened violence, saying, “If you touch our India, we will kill you.”