Officials demolish Muslims-owned shops in Maharashtra after anti-Muslim violence
Following two days of violent celebrations of Ayodhya’s Ram Temple consecration, officials demolished Muslim-owned businesses in police presence, using bulldozers in a Muslim-majority area where Hindu extremists’ violent Ram Temple celebrations took place.
Muslims across India have reported physical and verbal harassment by Hindu mobs celebrating the recent consecration of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya city, which was built on the site where the historic Babri Mosque was demolished by Hindu militants in 1992.
Hindu extremists continue to harass Muslims following Ram temple celebrations
Hindu extremist mobs live-streamed an incident anti-Muslim brutality on social media as violence related to the Ram Temple celebrations spiraled out of control in Maharashtra’s Mumbai for the second day in a row. Several shops and vehicles belonging to Muslims were attacked by mobs raising “Jai Shri Ram” slogans.
In Nagar, Hindu extremists entered a Muslim family’s home, assaulted family members, and vandalized the house. In Navi Mumbai, Hindu extremists severely assaulted two Muslim men during a Hindu religious procession.
Kashmiri drivers assaulted over allegations of beef transport
Two Kashmiri truck drivers were harassed and assaulted by violent Hindu extremist cow vigilantes over allegations of transporting beef, in Ludhiana, Punjab. Hindu militant mobs have increasingly been targeting Muslims over baseless accusations of committing crimes. These mobs, also known as cow vigilantes, attack and often lynch Muslims accused of transporting cattle or consuming beef.