Hindu extremists detained while attempting to install idol in historic mosque
Hindu extremists have amplified calls to demolish and Hinduize historic mosques throughout India on the 31st anniversary of the demolition of the historic Babri Mosque, which was illegally destroyed in 1992 by a mob of 150,000 Hindu militants.
In Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, members of a Hindu extremist group were detained while attempting to break into the 350-year-old Shahi Idgah mosque. In a video, leaders of the group stated that they were planning to install an idol in the mosque and “purify” it with Hindu holy water.
In Haridwar, Uttrakhand, a group of Hindu extremist monks held an event during which they called on Hindus to demolish other historic mosques in the same manner as the Babri Masjid.
Hindu supremacist mob chanting war cries disrupt Babri Masjid protest
In West Bengal state, a mob of 40-50 Hindu supremacists intimidated and disrupted a protest against Babri Mosque demolition. The protest, which was hosted by a human rights group, was disrupted by extremists armed with sticks and chanting the Hindu militant warcry ‘Jai Shri Ram’, as well as other provocative slogans.
Hindu supremacists announce anti-Christian protest on Christmas in Tripura
A Hindu supremacist group based in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Tripura state has announced plans to hold an anti-Christian protest on Christmas Day. The group, Janajati Dharma Sanskriti Suraksha Manch, is affiliated with the notorious Hindu paramilitary group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Local Christian leaders have expressed concern over the planned event, warning that it appears to be part of “a political program ahead of the national elections to be held next year.” Christian leaders have also stated that the group is part of efforts to divide marginalized tribal communities by religion and strip Christian tribals of government benefits.