Muslim man bound with ropes and interrogated by Bajrang Dal cow vigilantes
In the latest case of Hindu extremist cow vigilante violence, members of the Hindu militant group Bajrang Dal bound a Muslim man’s hands with rope and filmed him over suspicion of carrying beef.
In a video of the incident, the Muslim man can be seen with a thick rope tied around his wrists as the Hindu militants interrogate him on who he is and why he is in the area.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader gives anti-Muslim hate speech
A leader of the violent Hindu militant group Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) made a hate speech during an event in Chhattisgarh state, claiming that Rohingya Muslims, Bangladeshis, and Pakistanis are encroaching on Indian land.
In the past, the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has designated the VHP as a “militant religious organization.” The group has played a role in stoking anti-Muslim violence, and its members have participated in a number of massacres, mob lynchings, mosque demolitions, and other acts of violence.
Hindu supremacist hate speech rally held in Maharashtra
A Hindu supremacist group, Sakal Hindu Samaj, held a hate speech rally attended by hundreds in Maharashtra state.
A video of the event shows a Hindu supremacist leader making an anti-Muslim hate speech and spreading conspiracy theories, referring to Muslims as “jihadis” while the crowd applauds.
Over a dozen hate crimes took place leading up to Eid al-Adha
An Indian news publication, Maktoob Media, has reported that Hindu extremists committed over a dozen anti-Muslim hate crimes in the days leading up to the Muslim holiday Eid Al-Adha towards the end of June.
The incidents include a mob lynching, a number of physical assaults, acts of intimidation, and breaking and entering into Muslim-owned homes to police for cow slaughter.