Event in Support of Yati Narsinghanand Features Calls for 'End of Islam'

Date: 18 January 2022


Upset over police action on calls for genocide at the Haridwar Dharma Sansad, Hindutva religious leaders organised a Pratikar Sabha (revenge meet) at the Swami Sarvanand Ghat in Haridwar. Those attending criticised police officers and the Uttarakhand chief minister for the arrests of Yati Narsinghanand Giri (formerly Saraswati) and Jitendra Narayan Tyagi (aka Waseem Rizvi). The mahamandleshwar of the Niranjani Akhada, Pooja Shakun Pandey (aka Annapurna Bharti) declared that another Dharma Sansad would take place in Aligarh on January 22-23, 2022.

Also present at the event was current Aligarh MLA Anil Parashar. He is the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Aligarh for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly election. 

Even as Union minister for minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi called for stringent action against those who made hate speeches at the Haridwar event, Parashar shared photos from the event on his timeline. In other photos, he was seen taking blessings from Pandey, who is also accused of making hate speeches. 

Swami Anand Swaroop, one of the extremist leaders who called for the killing of Muslims at the Haridwar event, sat on a fast to demand the release of Tyagi and Narsinghanand. He called those priests and seers who did not attend the Pratikar Sabha “cowards” and “impotent”. In the Sabha, Swaroop asked the audience members at Sarvanand Ghat, “After the partition of India, what right do believers of Islam have to live in India? They have their own Islamic Republic of Pakistan.”

He classified the partition as a conspiracy to make Hindus extinct, and defended the hateful speeches at the Haridwar Dharma Sansad as “self-defence”.  

He further said, “Our efforts will gradually become a ball of flames, and will turn into a huge fire against Islam and jihad.” His statement was received by other priests and religious leaders with cheers. 

He claimed that Dharma Sansads would not stop until Islam is “finished”. He also sent a warning to the chief minister of Uttarakhand, Pushkar Singh Dhami, for “filing false cases against priests” after the Dharma Sansad, going on to say “till the end of Islamic jihadis and jihad supporting chief minister, our trishuls (tridents) will keep moving forward”.









P R Sunil, senior reporter at prominent Malayalam news channel Asianet News, reportedly quit his position after pressure from the management to deliver stories that did not criticize the Sangh Parivar.



Malayalam director told renting flat would be difficult because she was Muslim

Date: 20 january 2022

Ratheena, who directed the MAlayalam movie starring Mammootty, posted on her Facebook page that she was told it would be difficult to rent a flat in Kochi because she was Muslim, along with the fact that she lived alone and worked in the movie industry. 






Kerala PFI leader sent to jail for 14 days for criticizing RSS

Date: 6 january 2022

Kerala Police arrested Popular Front of India local leader Usman Hameed over his Facebook post criticising Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Kerala Police.

Hameed, a 41-year-old from Kattappana in Idukki is the Idukki district committee member of the Popular Front of India.

He was charged under section 153A of the Indian Penal Code (promoting enmity between groups on the grounds of religion) and sent to Sub Jail Peermade for 14 days, Kattappana Police Station SHO told Maktoob.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, 4 January, Hameed criticised RSS and other Hindutva groups for inciting riots in the state and Kerala Police’s alleged inaction against those saffron groups. He also shared a news story on social media which was about the state government intelligence informing that the RSS is making headway for statewide riots.

In the Facebook post, Hameed also wrote that if the law and order maintaining agency in the state will not act properly against RSS rallies like “the Kerala police earlier did”, Muslims have to defend themselves.

According to Intelligence, RSS was planning to stage a show of strength at various centers that include the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) strongholds on 5 January. The RSS plan for conducting displays across 142 centers in Kerala, was hatched in secret and the exact venues, participants, and leaders too were decided for, said Intelligence.






Hindutva goons vandalise another shrine in Himachal Pradesh

Date: 18 january 2022

Goons of the Hindutva outfit, Hindu Jagran Manch, destroyed another shrine in Himachal Pradesh, videos of which were widely shared on social media platforms by the members of the outfit. This is the second incident that has taken place in a span of 15 days, where goons of the outfit have destroyed shrines, alleging “land jihad”.

The video was originally shared by Kamal Gautam, an “activist” of the outfit, on his Facebook page, where he promotes and propagates acts against Muslims of the county.

“Will free every corner of the Devbhoomi. Will eradicate the land Jihad from Devbhoomi. Listen Aurangzeb’s illegitimate children wherever you go in Devbhoomi you will find Shivaji standing against you,” threatened Gautam in the caption alongside the video.






Muslim shrine vandalised in Himachal Pradesh 

Date: 10 january 2022

Members of a Hindutva group, reportedly Hindu Jagran Manch, went on a rampage at a Muslim grave revered as shrine in Himachal Pradesh, and broke it with hammers. The video of the vandalism has been shared on different Hindutva pages with music and lyrics that translate to “‘I will kill ravan myself’, a Ram who says this should rise, ‘not one Kaurav will be left’ a Shyam who says this should rise,” are aimed to ‘inspire’ right wing youth to take to arms and destroy all that they see is ‘wrong’ or ‘evil’. 

The hammer blows are heard loud and clear in the video that was also posted by Harish Ramkali, a Hindutva goon who is building his image as a vandal group in Haryana.