Sikh leaders slam BJP leader for calling for uprooting mosques, gurudwaras
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sandeep Dayma is facing outrage from Muslims and Sikhs alike after he gave a hate speech at a BJP rally, calling on Hindus to “uproot” mosques and gurudwaras, the places of worship for the Sikh community.
In his apology video, Dayma only addressed the Sikh community and doubled down on his anti-Muslim hate speech, claiming he had “wanted to say Masjid-Madrasa (Islamic seminaries), but somehow said Gurdwara.”
However, Sikh leaders have slammed his apology as well.
“He should be ashamed of this statement too, as speaking against religious places of Muslims is equally condemnable as Gurdwaras,” the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee posted on X.
“He seems to suffer from an arrogant and perverted mindset,” posted Member of Parliament Sukhbir Singh Badal. “There is no difference among shrines of different religions, be it a temple, a Gurdwara, a masjid or any other place of worship.”
Hindu militant warcry written on mosque walls in Uttar Pradesh
Hindu extremists vandalized a mosque in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, with the militant warcry “Jai Sri Ram,” or “Glory to Lord Ram,” a slogan commonly raised during mob lynchings or other acts of violence or intimidation. Muslims have responded by protesting the incident.
Local police stated that a case has been filed against the perpetrators.
Hindu extremists stop Christians from holding prayer service
In Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, a group of Hindu extremists stopped local Christians from holding a prayer service in a rented venue.
The extremists filmed the incident, during which they harassed and intimidated members of the Christian community.