Kerala police show anti-Muslim prejudice, detain Muslims without evidence
Police in Kerala state have been accused of anti-Muslim prejudice after detaining at least five Muslim men in “preventive custody” in connection with a recent blast at a Christian prayer meeting. The blast was allegedly orchestrated by a Christian youth, Martin Dominic, who had no connection to the Muslims.
Despite this, several Hindutva social media accounts, including those of Union ministers and propaganda websites, have disseminated misinformation and promoted Islamophobia in the aftermath of the blast.
Far-right Hindu leaders call for genocide of Muslims, weaponization of Hindus
In Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Uttar Pradesh’s Agra, Hindu supremacist leader Premchand Jha delivered an anti-Muslim hate speech, during which he called on Hindus to take up arms and threatened that “millions” of minorities would be killed over the next year to establish a Hindu nation.
In Palwal, Haryana, Hindu supremacist leader Davesh Upadhyay also called on Hindus to pick up arms and demanded that Muslims leave the country.
BJP lawmaker engages in fear-mongering against Muslims, Christians
In Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, BJP leader and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma delivered a communal speech stoking fear against Muslims and Christians.
In Bagalkot, Karnataka, serial hatemonger Pramod Muthalik delivered a vitriolic hate speech targeting Muslims. In Nashik, Maharashtra, the womens’ wing of the Hindu militant group Vishwa Hindu Parishad featured speakers who delivered communal speeches demonizing Muslims and Christians.