Tejasvi Surya targets Fabindia for naming its collection ‘Jashn-E-Riwaaz’

Date: 18 october 2021

Bengaluru (South) MP Tejasvi Surya on Monday, October 18, lashed out at Indian apparel brand Fabindia for calling its new festive collection ‘Jashn-E-Riwaaz’ (celebration of tradition). Taking to Twitter, Tejasvi alleged ‘abrahamisation’ of Diwali, and said Fabindia should face economic costs for its “deliberate misadventures.”

“Deepavali is not Jash-e-Riwaaz. This deliberate attempt of abrahamisation of Hindu festivals, depicting models without traditional Hindu attires, must be called out. And brands like @FabindiaNews must face economic costs for such deliberate misadventures,” Tejasvi Surya tweeted, quoting a Fabindia tweet about the collection, which now stands deleted. 

Earlier, Fabindia had announced their new festive collection in a tweet, with a link to a Vogue India article profiling the collection. “As we welcome the festival of love and light, Jashn-e-Riwaaz by Fabindia is a collection that beautifully pays homage to Indian culture.” 

Shortly after Tejasvi’s tweet, many right-wing handles also began to tweet in protest, calling for a boycott of Fabindia and its products and soon, #BoycottFabindia was trending on Twitter. 

Following the backlash, Fabindia took down the tweet announcing the collection. However, the official website has the collection under the banner ‘festive special.’ The YouTube advertisement which was based in Rajasthan and showcased the designs and apparel which were part of the collection has also been made private and is unavailable to users in India. 






Hindutva activists threaten biryani vendor

Date: 19 August 2021

A Hindutva activist named Devraj Pandit posted a video of him threatening a Muslim chicken biryani vendor, with the caption “today, the a pig’s chicken biryani dhakel was removed. If everyone will be with us, only then can we remove the dirt of these Muslims from Hindustan.” 







There won’t be space left for burial, VHP threatens Muslims

Date: 22 October 2021

After the Vishwa Hindu Parishad called a bandh to protest the attacks on Bajrang Dal activists in Tumakuru, Karnataka, state convenor Basavaraj threatened to retaliate “for the attacks on Hindus” and warned that “there won’t be space left for burial”. 

"We will retaliate if our Hindu brethren are attacked. We won't sit quiet if they slaughter cow or woo Hindu woman for love jihad," he said.

Hindu Jagaran Vedike state secretary Ullas said, "We will resort to violence, if need be, to protect Hindu Dharma. We will teach 'Jihadi terrorists' a lesson. A young brigade will be formed to counter any attack on dharma and the nation."






Mosque Vandalised, Shops and Houses Attacked During VHP Rally in Tripura

Date: 28 October 2021

A mosque was vandalised and shops and houses were attacked in the Panisagar sub-division of North Tripura district during a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) rally.

Speaking with The Wire, additional inspector general (AIG) of police (law and order) Subrata Chakraborty said that a mosque was ransacked and a few shops and houses were vandalised in Chamtila and Rowa Bazar areas under the Panisagar sub-division.

“Some miscreants attacked a small mosque, some shops and some houses during the VHP rally. These shops and houses reportedly belong to families from the minority community. We have deployed an adequate number of police officers to maintain law and order. The incident took place near Chamtila and Rowa bazaar area. We have registered a case,” Chakraborty said.

A video showing the vandalism has gone viral on social media and people who were part of the rally could be heard chanting “Tripura me Mullagiri nahi chalega, nahi chalega” and “Oh Mohammad tera baap, Hare Krishna Hare Ram”.






Indian cricket star 'horribly abused' online after Pakistan humiliation

Date: 25 october 2021

A torrent of social media abuse was aimed at India's only Muslim player, the bowler Mohammed Shami, after his side were thrashed by arch rivals Pakistan at the cricket T20 World Cup.

The 31-year-old Shami became the main target after the defeat in Dubai, even though India captain Virat Kohli acknowledged that his side had been "outplayed".

Hundreds of messages were left on Shami's Instagram account saying he was a "traitor" and should be thrown out of the Indian team.