Hindu supremacists harass Muslim men who subleased shop from Hindu landlord
A group of far-right Hindus harassed two Muslim men who had subleased a shop from a Hindu landlord in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Uttarakhand’s Dehradun. They demanded that the Muslim men take down a banner put up by the Hindu landlord that had images of Hindu deities on it, claiming that shops where Muslims conduct business “must not have images of Hindu deities because they would be confused for Hindu shops.”
Over the past year, Hindu extremist leaders in Uttarakhand have threatened Muslims into fleeing certain towns. They have also demanded boycotts, asking Hindus not to rent homes and shops to Muslims.
Hindu extremists protest against burial ground allotted to Christians
In a blatant display of anti-Christian hatred, Hindu supremacist groups mobilized local Hindus in Bastar, Chattisgarh, to protest against a burial ground allotted by the government to the minority Christian community.
This protest comes amidst a rising wave of anti-Christian hate in India. In BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh’s Morena, the Hindu militant group Vishwa Hindu Parishad disrupted a Christian prayer meeting over allegations of forced religious conversion. Recently, a Christian-run school Betul was also attacked by members of the violent Hindu militant group Bajrang Dal over similar allegations.
Hindu militant leader radicalizes Hindu minors by peddling conspiracy theories
In Indri, Haryana, a leader of the Hindu militant groups Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal gave speeches aimed at radicalizing Hindu minors by fear-mongering against Muslims and Christians. The extremist leader also peddled the debunked anti-Muslim conspiracy theory of “love jihad” and baselessly alleged that Christians forcibly convert Hindus.
Minor Hindu girls march with swords during Hindu supremacist group’s rally
During an all-women’s rally organized by the supremacist group Hindu Jagran Manch in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh’s Sarangpur, girls as young as 10 years old were seen marching while carrying swords. The girls were also raising the Hindu supremacist warcry “Jai Sri Ram” amid police presence.
Hindu extremist leaders threaten violence against Muslims
In Nagar, Rajasthan, BJP lawmaker Jawahar Singh Bedi glorified violent cow vigilantism by Hindu extremists during a hate speech event. After the BJP’s victory in state elections last month, activists warned of a huge surge in cow vigilante activities.
In Surat, Gujarat, prominent Hindu supremacist leader Pravin Togadia delivered a communal speech calling for taking over mosques in Mathura and Kashi.