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Police brutally beat up Muslim man in Delhi over minor traffic offense

Police in the capital city of Delhi brutally beat a Muslim man, Arif Salim, over a minor traffic offense. Salim’s number plate had fallen off his motorcycle and he told the policemen he would get it fixed soon. However, as soon as he mentioned his name to the police, they hurled anti-Muslim slurs at him and took him to the police station, where he was tied up, beaten, dragged by his private part, and threatened with castration. A viral video shows Salim having deep bruises and injury marks on his back, and hands. 

17 Muslim students booked for objecting to Hindu supremacist song at event

Police in Karnataka state booked 17 Muslim students after they objected to a Hindu supremacist song being played at a college event. The song’s hateful and provocative lyrics, including a line that said “Every child in India will now say ‘Jai Sri Ram’”, led to clashes between Muslim and Hindu students. 

Jai Sri Ram is a Hindu supremacist slogan often associated with mob lynching and anti-Muslim violence. 

UK-based group urges ICC to probe forcible removal of Rohingya refugees from India

Guernica 37 Chambers, an international not-for-profit organization, has urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the forcible removal of Rohingya refugees from India to Bangladesh. 

“Rohingyas who fled mass atrocities in Myanmar in 2016/2017 are being coerced to leave India as part of the government’s anti-Muslim campaign,” they said in a statement.

From 2012 to 2017, Rohingyas who fled to India were granted permission to remain in India with refugee status determined by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and thereby could legally work. However, the Indian government – at the height of the atrocities in Myanmar – labeled Rohingyas as illegal immigrants, stripped them of their refugee status, and ordered their deportation.

Hindu militants march with guns, organize weapons training for minors, girls

In Lakhimpur, Uttar Pradesh, Hindu militant group Bajrang Dal organized an armed military march where participants raised inflammatory slogans such as, “If you want to live in India then you must chant Jai Shri Ram.”

In Chattisgarh, Hindu militant groups held weapons training events for minors as well as adults. Across Kerala, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, Hindu militants including women organized military style marches while flaunting guns, swords, canes, and raised inflammatory slogans.