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Hindu extremists barge into church, attack worshippers, harass women

A mob of Hindu extremists from the militant groups Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) attacked Christians during a prayer service at a church in the capital city of Delhi, raising slogans of “Jai Shree Ram” (Glory to Lord Ram) and calling for India to be turned into a Hindu nation. Armed with swords and sticks, the mob injured several worshippers, including women, some of whom reported that the mob attempted to tear off their clothing. Bibles were also vandalized. 

Two Muslim men beaten by Hindu extremists over false “love jihad” claims

Two Muslim men were beaten by a mob of violent Hindu extremists over false allegations of “love jihad” in Hindu supremacist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Madhya Pradesh state. Love Jihad is a baseless conspiracy theory that accuses Muslim men of seducing Hindu women into converting to Islam.

Hindu extremist calls for repeat of 2002 Gujarat anti-Muslim massacre in Karnataka 

During an anti-Muslim hate event in Karnataka’s Bagalkote, a far-right leader called for repeating the anti-Muslim massacre that took place in Gujarat in 2002, in Karnataka state.

Far-right Hindu groups organize anti-Muslim hate rally in Delhi

Hindu supremacist groups organized a hate event in the capital city of Delhi where Hindu extremist leaders, including serial hatemonger Yati Narsinghanand, made hate speeches against Muslims.

A known associate of Hindu supremacist BJP leaders, Narsinghanand has an ongoing track record of making vitriolic anti-Muslim hate speeches and supporting other extremists who called for the genocide of two million Muslims. Despite being previously arrested on hate speech charges, he continues to walk free despite repeatedly violating his bail conditions. 

Canadians appeal to Trudeau to raise voice against human rights violations in India

Canadian civil society, human rights, and faith groups have urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to address “systematic discrimination and violence” against vulnerable minorities in India during a protest in Ottawa. The protesters further called on the Canadian government to raise its voice against such violations in diplomatic and trade relations with India’s BJP government. 

Parliament of World’s Religions highlights ‘threat to India’s pluralism’ under Modi rule

An interfaith panel at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago discussed concerns over the decline of India’s pluralism under Hindu supremacist Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rule. The panel expressed worries about the far-right BJP promoting a right-wing Hindu supremacist ideology, leading to violence and discrimination against religious minorities.