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Yogi Adityanath threatens to treat Muslims “so harshly that their descendants will remember”

In Berhampore, West Bengal, Yogi Adityanath, a BJP minister and close ally of Modi, threatened violence against Muslims, saying, “Infiltrators are let into West Bengal with the aim of changing your demography. If anybody dares to interrupt Hindu festivals in UP, we will deal with them so harshly that their descendants will remember.”

In far-right BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh’s Bareily, Uttarakhand Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami promoted the anti-Muslim conspiracy theory of Land Jihad at an election rally.

BJP posts anti-Muslim propaganda on social media, Modi continues hate speech 

The official Instagram account of the Hindu supremacist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) posted an election campaign video that demonized Muslims to target the opposition party. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also continued to spread anti-Muslim propaganda in his speeches. At a rally in Maharashtra state, Modi reiterated his claim that India’s opposition party, if voted to power, would distribute the nation’s wealth among Muslims.

Despite multiple complaints against the anti-Muslim campaign launched by BJP leaders, the federal body regulating elections in India Election has taken no action.  

Hindu supremacist news editor calls on Hindu men to marry Muslim women to convert them

In Khargone, Madhya Pradesh, Hindu supremacist news personality Suresh Chavhanke called on Hindu men to marry Muslim women and convert them to Hinduism. This bigoted and sexist demand calls on Hindus to act on the conspiracy theory of “love jihad”, which falsely claims Muslim men have an agenda to convert Hindu women through seduction. Chavhanke has made similar threats in the past, calling on Hindu men to convert 4 million Muslim women to Hinduism.

In Hubbali , Karnataka, Hindu supremacist activist Chakravarty Sulibele promoted fear and hate against Muslims by peddling conspiracy theories.

Cow vigilantes assault truck drivers over alleged cattle transport

In BJP-ruled Haryana’s Palwal, Hindu extremist cow vigilantes chased a vehicle allegedly transporting a cow, resulting in an accident. The extremists then beat the driver. A similar incident occurred in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, where Hindu extremist cow vigilantes assaulted a truck driver for transporting calves.