Narsinghanand Has Called for Murder and Genocide. So Why Isn’t He Behind Bars Yet? – By Alishan Jafri and Apoorvanand
It is reported that a Muslim youth has been arrested for posting a video threatening to assassinate the hardline Hindutva politician Narsinghanand. And the police in Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh have registered a case against more than 100 people after they staged a protest against Narsinghanand for having insulted Prophet Muhammad….
If 100 people gather together, disregarding norms set by the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the police cannot be faulted for booking them. But how should one react to these punitive measures when there is total passivity on the part of the law and order machinery in the face of serial threats of violence issued by people like Narsinghanand? Their threat is directed against an entire community….
How is it that they are left free to spread hatred? What explains the tolerance of the police to their open, continuous provocation of violence against a whole community? Why are they not taken seriously? Or, is it the case that Muslims are not treated as human beings in India? That they are seen as termites and vermin who need to be eradicated to keep the scared space of Bharatvarsh clean?…