Hindu Monk Threatens To Publicly Rape Muslim Women Outside Mosque
In a shocking viral video, a Hindu extremist monk named Bajrang Muni Das used a loudspeaker to declare that he would abduct and publicly rape Muslim women. Das made his graphic threats in front of a mosque in Uttar Pradesh state, where a crowd of Hindu extremists waving saffron flags had gathered for a rally to celebrate the Hindu New Year. Despite the fact that police were present while he made open threats of sexual assault against Muslim women, no action was taken to stop him.
“I am telling this to you with all the love that if a single Hindu girl is teased by you in Khairabad, I will openly bring your (Muslim) daughter and daughter-in-law out of your home and rape her,” Das said, to which the extremist audience responded with cheers, applause, and Hindu religious chants.
Outrage erupted on social media in response, with the hashtag #ArrestBajrangMuni trending on Twitter as journalists and activists slammed the silence of India’s increasingly radicalized Hindu majority.
“Lynchings of Muslim men are often defended through whataboutery… Now they justify the calls for mass rape too. What kind of a monster do they want you to turn into?… SILENCE IS COMPLICITY!” tweeted journalist Aslihan Jafri.
“Not surprised to see the brazenness with which calls of rape of Muslim women are made and police watching on with their full silent support. When will the state stop giving impunity to perpetrators calling for communal violence?” said activist Nabiya Khan.
“Hindu brothers and sisters, it does not look good at all when you very comfortably [turn] away when monk (hater) calls for mass rape of Muslim women & you cry when something comes on you all…. Is this how you want our religion to be known?” said journalist Samriddhi K Sakunia.
Hindu Mob Beats Muslim Man To Death Over Theft Suspicion
A Hindu extremist mob lynched a Muslim man over suspicion of motorbike theft in Kerala state. The victim, 27-year-old Rafeeque, was brutally beaten to death by a mob of at least 15 people early Friday morning.
The murder occurred when the accused were returning from a Hindu festival at a nearby temple. Three perpetrators, Guruvayurappan, Maneesh, and Surya, have been taken into police custody for their role in the lynching. The other extremists have yet to be identified.
Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and other renowned human rights organizations have reported that Hindu supremacist mob lynchings of Muslims have increased since Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Hindu extremist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in 2014.
Delhi Court Tells Amnesty International India Chair To Not Leave Country Without Permission
A Delhi court ordered Indian activist and Amnesty International India Chair Aakar Patel not to leave the country without prior permission, following a shocking attempt by Indian authorities to ban Patel from traveling to the United States on April 6. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had labeled Patel as a flight risk due to his influence and placed him on a “look-out circular,” which blocks a person who is wanted by law enforcement from traveling abroad.
Despite ordering that the look-out circular be withdrawn and an apology be submitted to Patel for “mental harassment” in this specific case, the court also maintained that Patel is not to leave India without permission, upholding the discriminatory restriction on his travel.
The CBI has had a case against Amnesty International since 2019. In 2020, the Modi government forced the organization’s India branch to shut down after conducting office raids and freezing their bank accounts.
Hindu Extremists Campaign Against Corporates For Halal Certification, Seek Ban On Muslim Drivers For Temple Visits
Hindu extremist groups have ramped up their attempts to ban all things related to Islam and Muslims by targeting major companies for having halal certified labels on their products, including the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), Air India, and Amulfed Dairy. These extremist groups have declared that they will not stop their campaign until the companies remove their halal certificates.
“We are going to take legal recourse against halal certification. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has not authorized anyone to issue halal certificates, but still the companies approach six bodies which issue the certificate,” said Mohan Gowda, state spokesperson of the extremist group Hindu Janajagruti Samiti.
In Karnataka state, India’s epicenter of anti-Muslim hate campaigns, Hindu extremists have begun demanding that Hindus not hire Muslim drivers or use Muslim-owned transport companies when visiting temples or traveling for pilgrimages. The bigoted demand was put out by Prashanth Bangera of the Hindu extremist group Bharatha Rakshana Vedike.