Fellow contestant on reality show calls Kashmiri Muslim actor ‘terrorist’

Date: 3 november 2021

In a clip shared on social media, Bigg Boss India contestant and actor Umar Riaz could be seen telling one of the housemates that another contestant Simba Nagpal had called him an 'aatankwadi (terrorist)' and mocked him for wearing surma. Umar Riaz was seen telling Ieshaan Sehgaal, “He keeps saying tera koi astitva nahi hai. Bro har cheez ko personally mat le yaar! Bhai mai ek cheez tere ko batata hu. Aise teri aankhein badi innocent hain. Lekin jab tu task me hota hai na, atankwadi lagta hai (He keeps telling me that I do not have an identity. Do not take everything personally. He tells me 'your eyes are innocent but when you go for the tasks, you look like a terrorist).” Ieshaan said he heard the “same dialogue” from Simba. Umar then added, “Tu soorma nahi lagaya kar jab tu task me hota hai. Bhai bahut stereotypical joke hai, meri baat samajh gaya? Maine mazak me isliye liya, maine kaha simba iske muh me filter nahi hai. Ab Simba bardasht nahi ho raha mere se (Do not use soorma when going for a task, Simba advises me.  That is such a sterotypical joke. I did not take it seriously because I know Simba does not filter what he is saying. I am not able to bear with him anymore.).”






Akhilesh Yadav Can Convert to Islam to Get Muslim Votes: UP Minister

Date: 3 november 2021

UP Minister Anand Swarup Shukla has said that Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav may even convert to Islam to appease Muslims. He also claimed that the SP chief was enjoying the patronage of Pakistan's ISI.

"He may also be getting financial support from the neighbouring country's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)," the minister alleged while talking to reporters at his residence.

He further said, "To appease Muslims, Yadav had performed 'namaaz' and observed 'roza' (fast). He can also go for religious conversion to get their votes."

The minister's statements come after Akhilesh Yadav spoke of Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the same breath as leaders who fought for India's independence.






Public money was earlier spent on kabristans, now on temples: UP CM

Date: 4 noevmber 2021

Almost five years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the kabristan (burial ground) and shamshaan (cremation ground) comparison to accuse the then Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh of religious discrimination, Chief Minister Adityanath on 3 November raised the issue again while highlighting the achievements of his government. He said his government was using state funds for redevelopment and beautification of temples, unlike the previous government which spent public money on only building boundary walls around kabristans.

“That is the difference in thought,” he said. “Those who were concerned for kabristan, they spent public money for that purpose. Those who are concerned for religion and culture, they are utilising the money for elevation and progress of religion and culture.”






Tripura books 4 Supreme Court lawyers under UAPA for reporting targeting of minorities

DAte: 6 november 2021

Tripura police registered a case against four supreme court lawyers under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and various sections of IPC for allegedly promoting communal disharmony with their social media posts about the recent violence in the state. Notices were served to Ehtesham Hashmi; Amit Srivastav, coodinator of Lawyers for Democracy; Ansar Indori, secretary of National Confederation of Human Rights Organization; and  Mukesh Kumar, member of People’s Union for Civil Liberties. They allegedly claimed that minorities were targeted. On November 17, the Supreme Court asked the Tripura police not to initiate any coercive action against the lawyers for their “fact finding” report and tweets on the communal violence in the state. 






Muslim boy and Hindu girl travelling together stopped by Bajrang Sene activists

Date : 10 october 2021

A group of yougnsters stopped a Muslim man and a Hindu woman who were travelling on a bike in Sundahalli village on the Mysuru-Bangaluru Highway and questioned them. A video of the altercation was circulated on social media. District superintendent of police M Ashwini told TOI said Mandya Rural police will file an FIR after obtaining court’s permission. “As per the information we have received so far, the youth was not assaulted by the group. However, we will investigate the incident to bring the truth out,” she added.







Two boys attacked for wearing skull caps in private tuition class in Karnataka

Date: 12 october 2021

Two Muslim students were assaulted for reportedly wearing skull caps in Karnataka’s Bagalkote district. According to the police, 15 persons accosted the two students after objecting to them wearing skull caps, traditionally worn by Muslim men especially during prayers, in a private tution class in the district’s Ikkal town. Further, the Muslim students were allegedly threatened by a man identified as Tangadagi Manju. In a video that has come to light, he is seen threatening the students, while they were being treated at a hospital, telling them his name should not be mentioned in the First Information Report. 

Police meanwhile registered two cases in connection with the incident. While one was based on the complaint by the Muslim students who were beaten up, the other was based on a complaint made by the attackers themselves.  






Pramod Muthalik calls for ‘Babri-like’ reclamation of mosque in Karnataka

Date: 18 october 2021

Pramod Muthalik, the chief of the controversial Hindu outfit Sri Ram Sene said that the Jamia Masjid in Karnataka’s Gadag “should be demolished,” drawing a parallel with the Babri Masjid demolition. Muthalik claimed that an erstwhile Venkateshwara Temple will be rebuilt in place of the mosque which exists now. 

Speaking in Gadag district on Sunday, October 17, Muthalik claimed, “We had to fight for 72 years for Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. After 72 long years, Babri Masjid has been removed and Ram Mandir will be built there. There's proof that Babri Masjid was built on a temple, similarly, during Tipu Sultan's rule, Venkateshwara Temple was demolished and Jamma Masjid was built. We have proof.” 






Two men in Karnataka assaulted and threatened for allegedly slaughtering a calf

Date:5 July 2021

In Karnataka’s Chikkamagaluru district two Muslim men were assaulted, as they were accused of slaughtering a calf. Ibrahim and Mohammed Haneef were on July 3 assaulted in Chikkamagaluru’s Balehonnavoor area. The Balehonnavoor police have filed two FIRs. While Ibrahim and Mohammed Haneef have been booked under Anti-cow slaughter Act that was passed earlier this year, four main accused—Harisha, Sandesha, Prasanna and Premesha—have been booked for assault of the two men. Ibrahim and Mohammed Haneef were additionally booked under sections 34 (act of common intention), 379 (theft), 429 (Mischief by killing or maiming animal of value) of the Indian Penal Code. Meanwhile, the four accused in assault case have been booked under 143 (Punishment), 504 (Intentional insult), 324 (Hurting with arms), 323 (Punishment for assault), 506 (Criminal Intimidation) and 149 (Unlawful assembly) of the IPC.