Officials demolish Muslim shrine, idgah in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh - IAMC
Mustafa Syed Baba Shrine

Officials demolish Muslim shrine, idgah in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh

In far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Uttar Pradesh’s Raebareli, officials demolished a Muslim shrine, the Mustafa Syed Baba Shrine, and an idgah, a space used for communal prayer. According to residents, the demolitions took place without any prior notice. 

Recently, six Muslims were killed by police fire in BJP-ruled Uttarakhand’s Haldwani, amid clashes between protestors and police over the demolition of a mosque and Islamic seminary. Earlier this year, officials demolished a 600-year-old mosque in the capital city of Delhi without any prior notice.

Hindu extremists project “Jai Sri Ram” onto mosque 

In far-right BJP-ruled Gujarat’s Surat, during a Hindu religious procession, Hindu extremists tried to provoke Muslims by using laser lights to project the Hindu supremacist warcry “Jai Sri Ram” onto a mosque. 

In Maharashtra’s Thane, Hindu extremists raised “Jai Sri Ram” slogans at the historical Muslim shrine, Haji Malang Dargah. 

Hindu extremists intrude home in Uttar Pradesh over suspicion of beef cooking

In Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh, Hindu extremist cow vigilantes intruded a house, accusing its residents of cooking beef. The extremists then blocked the road while calling for police action. 

Similar attacks have occurred on Muslim-owned homes throughout India. Recently, police raided a Muslim-owned home in Madhya Pradesh over allegations of possessing beef and arrested the residents. 

Hindu extremists organize hate rally against Christian pastors in Chhattisgarh

In Durg, Chhattisgarh, extremists from the Hindu militant group Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) organized an anti-Christian hate rally. Attendees chanted slogans against pastors, accusing them of alleged religious conversions. Just days ago in the same city, Hindu extremists attacked a church over the same allegations, and dozens were injured due to stone pelting. 

D.C.-based human rights group International Christian Concern named India among the top 10 countries persecuting Christians in its 2023 Persecutors of the Year Report