Hindutva leaders call to 'Fight, Die, Kill' to Make India a 'Hindu Rashtra' at Delhi event

Date: 19 december 2021

Multiple videos of Hindutva group members, journalists and a Bharatiya Janata Party leader calling for violence against Muslims emerged on social media. In one of the videos, Suresh Chavhanke, the editor-in-chief of Sudarshan News, can be seen administering an oath to a group of people to “die for and kill” to make India a “Hindu rashtra” or a Hindu nation. He made the comments while addressing an event of Hindutva group Hindu Yuva Vahini in Delhi on December 19. “We take an oath and make a resolution that till our last breath, we shall fight, die for and if need be, kill, to make this country a Hindu rashtra,” Chavhanke said. Those present around him repeated his statements.

The Sudarshan News editor-in-chief himself posted a video on Twitter of him administering the oath.

“The lions and lionesses of Hindu Yuva Vahini taking an oath for Hindu Rashtra,” he said in the tweet.

Social media users pointed out that Uttar Pradesh minister Rajeshwar Singh was also present at the event.

Notably, the Facebook page of the Delhi unit of the Hindu Yuva Vahini claims that the group had been founded by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath.







Netizens call Taimur Ali Khan 'terrorist', ‘Nanha Jihaadi' for pointing his toy gun at paparazzi

Date: 17 janury 2022

Taimur Ali Khan, son of Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor, was called ‘terrorist’ and ‘nanha jihadi’ by several social media users after a picture of him pointing at toy gun at paparazzi members following him emerged online. 







After ‘auction apps’, lewd Clubhouse chat targets Muslim women

Date: 18 january 2022

A chatroom on social media platform Clubhouse discussed how and why “Muslim gals are more beautiful than Hindu gals” and how sexual relationships with them would increase the “virtue” and “good deeds” of those practising “Sanatana Dharma”. A video recording of the chatroom, posted on Twitter, showed around 18-20 participants discussing “pink private parts of Muslim women”, “Babri Masjid”, “ghar wapsi (conversion to Hinduism)” and “Oedipus complex” among other lewd, Islamophobic and sexist remarks. 

The Delhi Police registered an FIR in the case under IPC sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on the ground of religion), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion) and 354A (sexual harassment).

The Clubhouse chat comes close on the heels of the controversy over the ‘Sulli Deals’ and ‘Bulli Bai’ website/ app created on GitHub, which uploaded photos of Muslim women without their consent and put them up for “auction”. The Delhi Police have arrested the alleged masterminds behind the two portals, while three others suspected to be involved with ‘Bulli Bai’ were arrested by the Mumbai Police. 






Seer demands destruction of Karnataka mosque; arrested

Date: 19 january 2022

A seer in Karnataka was arrested on Tuesday, January 18, for his alleged statement in a video demanding the demolition of a historic mosque at Srirangapatna on the lines of Ayodhya’s Babri Masjid and construction of a Hanuman temple in its place, police said. According to police, the seer Rishi Kumar, who headed the Kali Mutt in Chikkamagaluru was arrested and brought to Srirangapatna on Tuesday. Rishi Kumar had visited Srirangapatna to attend the last rites of a child artist, who had died in a road accident a couple of days ago, they added. 

Standing in front of the mosque, which is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), he said this structure should also be razed like the Babri mosque, police said. He had also claimed in the video that the pillars, walls and kalyani (water body) inside the premises of mosque symbolise Hindu architecture.

The video was put out on his social media account and it drew sharp reactions. Following this, Srirangapatna police went to the mutt located in Chikkamagalur district and took Rishi Kumar into custody and presented him before the local court.






In Karnataka, Bajrang Dal members call for murder of Muslims

Date: 18 january 2022

Bajrang Dal Sanjay Nalwad,  during a protest march towards the Naragund police station in Karnataka, called for the murder of Muslims. The speech was made in the presence of police officers.





Soon after Hindutva hate speech, 19-year-old Muslim man killed in Karnataka

Date: 18 janury 2022

Two Muslim youth Sameer (19) and Shamseer (21) from Nargund in Karnataka’s Gadag district were brutally attacked by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) cadres on 17 January, Monday evening. 19-year-old Sameer succumbed to injuries on Tuesday morning at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) hospital in Hubli. Shamseer is still in critical condition.

Hussain, a local resident told Maktoob that the RSS men stabbed Sameer’s chest with a knife. They also attacked Sahmseer with a deadly weapon.

Hussain also said that this deadly attack against Muslim men happened soon after a gathering organised by Bajrang Dal on Monday in Naragund where slogans were raised against Muslims. Videos showed Bajrang Dal leader Sanju Nalvade delivering a genocidal speech against Muslims. He was speaking in the presence of police officers.

Following an FIR has been lodged at Naragund police station, four men belonging to Bajrang Dal and RSS including Sanju Nalvade have been arrested. The other three are Mallikarjuna, Channabasappa and Sakrappa.

According to the police, the attack was motivated by “hatred towards the Muslim community.”

A CCTV footage showed the men who were waiting at Naragunda State Bank near Sangarwara, stopped the bike of Sameer and Shamseer and attacked them with deadly weapons.






Muslim man travelling with Hindu woman taken off train by Bajrang Dal workers

Date: 19 january 2022

A Muslim man and a married Hindu woman who were travelling together were forcibly taken off an Ajmer-bound train by members of Bajrang Dal and handed over to the railway police station in Ujjain.

The Bajrang Dal members, who accused the man of “love jihad”, assaulted him as they forcibly took him off the train.

The two passengers, family friends from Indore, were questioned by Government Railway Police (GRP) and made to sit at the police station until their parents arrived. They were let off after their statements were recorded.

No offence was registered against the Bajrang Dal members as there was no complainant, according to the GRP.

The incident took place on January 14. While the man was identified as Asif Shaikh, owner of a small electronic shop, the woman is a private schoolteacher.

In one of the videos of the incident, which went viral on social media, three men who identified themselves as Bajrang Dal workers are seen dragging Shaikh out of the train coach. As they take him to the police station, the woman is seen walking behind them.

In another video recorded inside the police station, the woman is seen screaming at the Bajrang Dal men. “Your one misunderstanding can spoil my life. I’m an adult, I work as a teacher in a school, I teach children,” she says. One of the Bajrang Dal men, identified as Pintu Kaushal, is seen telling her that he was not talking to her.

GRP Superintendent of Police Nivedita Gupta said Shaikh and the woman were family friends and had known each other for years. “After they were brought in to the police station by Bajrang Dal men, who alleged ‘love jihad’, we recorded their statements and as they were both adults and there was no offence, they were let go,” said Gupta.

She said no case was registered against the Bajrang Dal workers. “We were not aware that the man was mishandled in any way while being brought to the police station and neither did the two tell us. As there was no complaint against the Bajrang Dal men, we have not registered any offence.”

Kundan Chandrawat, Prachar Pramukh for Malwa Prant of VHP, of which Bajrang Dal is the students’ wing, said there was “information through reliable sources that a Hindu woman was being misled by a Muslim man and taken along with him”.

“It is for the protection of our Hindu sisters that our workers intervened…. That is when the man got aggressive. They just took him to the nearest police station. During the process, the man and workers got into a small tussle, but no one was beaten up. They handed over the two and left,” said Chandrawat.