Yati Narsinghanand's Followers Talk of Sexual Violence Against Muslims

Date: 

6 november 2021

On November 4, 2021, far-right YouTuber Suresh Rajput, popularly known as Hindu Sher boy, uploaded a video on his Facebook account to protest Arvind Kejriwal’s alleged anti-Hindu views on Diwali. In the video which went viral on social media, Rajput can be seen abusing the Delhi chief minister and even threatening to shoot him.

“Jab Pakistan se Hindustan hara tha, tab Dilli mein patakhe chale the tab tera ek baal bhi na ukhda … tera gyan Diwali aur Holi par hi bahar aata hai. Kejriwal, peetal bhar dunga, peetal (When India lost to Pakistan and crackers were used in Delhi, you had no issues … you only give lectures on Diwali and Holi. Kejriwal, I will fill you with brass [bullets]).”

The 46-minute video, which was soon deleted, was replete with violent sexual slurs and threats for Muslims.

“Yeh kati lulli wali jitne bhi aa rahe hain na, beta ek ek karke pel diye jaoge jao tumhari amma bula rahi hai apni amma k **** ****. Apni behan ka rishta lekar aa jaate hain. Shaheen bagh mein jitna bhi tumhari maa behno ka dhandha karna tha kar chuke hain… Saali jail jaane k baad bhi pregnant ho gayi. Toh Kat*** tum niklo. Matlab woh pregnant ho gayi jinki shadi bhi nahi hui (The katu**s coming here should know that they will be fuc*** one by one. Go, your mother is calling for ****. Your mothers and sisters have done enough prostitution in Shaheen Bagh… They come here for their sisters to get married. These [slur] went to jail after getting pregnant without marriage…).”

Later, Rajput and one Rahul Sharma describes how the “UP (Uttar Pradesh) police taught Muslim women a lesson”. 

Throughout the video, Muslim men are referred to as “pimps”, “puncture putras” and “jihadis”, and there are graphic threats of sexual violence. The YouTuber also celebrates the anti-Muslim violence in Tripura: “The real Diwali has been celebrated in Tripura. This is what Diwali is. Imagine if all Hindus woke up like Tripura [did], imagine what your fate would be.” 

There are several videos of Rajput on Facebook where he could be seen spreading hatred against the Muslim community. Facebook took down most of these links, but did not suspend Rajput. 

Sources:

https://thewire.in/communalism/yati-narsinghanands-followers-threaten-to-shoot-kejriwal-talk-of-sexual-violence-against-muslims 

https://www.altnews.in/facebook-fails-to-terminate-hate-speech-propagator-suresh-rajput-youtube-suspends-his-channel/?utm_source=website&utm_medium=social-media&utm_campaign=newpost 

 

Bajrang Dal members vandalize Muslim shrine, live stream incident

DAte: 5 December 2021

On November 23, a young man named Jeet Vashisth trashed a Muslim shrine in Ballabhgarh in Faridabad and created a bonfire out of objects belonging to the shrine. He broadcast the incident to his 54,000 followers on a Facebook video streamed live.

He claimed the objects – small boxes of churan, pills, a collection of string amulets, assorted paperwork and the bright green satin cloth usually draped on shrines – were tools of ‘love jihad’, the phrase Hindutva groups use to describe an imagined Muslim conspiracy to “seduce” Hindu women. He claimed the pills and churan were “sex pills” and medication used to make Hindu men napunsak or impotent, and that the amulets and papers were evidence of or jadu tona, or black magic, being conducted. 

He also claimed that there were books from Pakistan at the site – the book in question is the ‘Pakistani Panj Surah’, a common prayer book easily available on Amazon. He also alleged that the shrine was illegally built on government land.

By the evening, a mass protest had been organized at the site and called for the shrine to be demolished on the grounds that it was supposedly an illegal structure, live-streamed on Facebook by an organization called WeYuva. In a video on Facebook, a man wearing saffron in conversation with the police also said that the two Muslim individuals whose names were visible on the shrine’s walls should be arrested on charges of being deshdrohis, or traitors.

 

Sources:

https://thewire.in/communalism/jeet-vashisth-cog-hindutva-hate-machine-faridabad 

https://sabrangindia.in/article/hate-watch-did-bajrang-dal-member-descecrate-muslim-shrine-ballabgarh 


 

Over 100 people conduct havan at site marked for namaz in Gurugram

DAte: 26/ november 2021

A group of over 100 people occupied a site designated for namaz in Gurugram’s Sector 37, and conducted a havan there on Friday, The Indian Express reported.

The people said that the ceremony was meant to commemorate those who died in the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai on the 13th anniversary of the attacks.

Among those who participated in the havan was Dinesh Bharti, the president of an organisation named Bharat Mata Vahini. Bharti had earlier led demonstrations against namaz in public places in Gurugram’s Sector 47, according to The Indian Express. Earlier, he was said to have been booked for allegedly promoting enmity between communities.

While some of the Muslims planned to leave the spot without offering prayers, about 25 people offered namaz there, according to NDTV. As they offered prayers, a group of people shouted slogans of “Jai Shri Ram” and “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” less than 30 metres away.

Avaneesh Raghav, one of the organisers of the havan, told The Indian Express that they perform the ceremony every year, and that they chose this site as they did not have enough space elsewhere in the locality. Raghav claimed that the havan had nothing to do with the namaz.

However, Raghav added that people should not offer namaz on the roads as the area was an industrial one. “There have been several incidents of crime here,” he said. “I am not saying that all who come here are anti-social elements, but this has to be checked.”

For the past three months, Hindutva groups have been repeatedly blocking Muslims from gathering for Friday prayers at open spaces in the city. Because of this, the district administration withdrew permission for namaz to be held at 8 out of 37 sites that were designated for prayers.

 

Sources:

https://scroll.in/latest/1011521/gurugram-over-100-people-conduct-havan-at-site-marked-for-namaz-in-sector-37 

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/now-havan-at-sector-37-site-as-namaz-protests-continue/articleshow/87939430.cms 

 

Attacked, forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Ranchi, say Kashmiri traders

Date: 28 november 2021

A group of Kashmiri traders were allegedly attacked and forced to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and “Pakistan murdabad” in Ranchi’s Doranda, about two weeks after a similar incident was reported in the area.

Police said three suspects have been arrested and an FIR has been registered over the case.

Asked whether any organisation was behind the attacks, Ranchi Senior Superintendent of Police Surendra Jha said, “It is a matter of investigation.”

The complaint was filed by Rizwan Ahmad Wani, 34, who comes from J&K and lives in Jharkhand’s Doranda and sells winter clothing in Ranchi.

He told the police that he was on way to Harmu area of Ranchi when a group of around 25 people surrounded him and two of his friends, also Kashmiris. They allegedly beat them up and forced them to chant the slogans.

“As soon as I reached Kadru bridge a group of 25 people surrounded us and asked (three of us) to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and raise ‘Pakistan Murdabad slogans’… I was attacked on my head by a rod. I was wearing a helmet and it broke into pieces. My friends were wounded, too, and my bike was damaged. The mob also looted our belongings,” he said.

 

Sources:

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/attacked-forced-to-chant-jai-shri-ram-in-ranchi-say-kashmiri-traders-cops-say-3-held-7645135/

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/jk-men-made-to-chant-jai-shri-ram-attacked/articleshow/87956137.cms 

 

Traders from J&K beaten up in Ranchi, forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’

Date: 12 november 2021

Two traders from Jammu and Kashmir were beaten up by a man in Ranchi and reportedly forced to shout “Jai Shri Ram” and “Pakistan Murdabad [down with Pakistan]”. The traders, Bilal Wani and Sabir Batt, complained to the police about the attack, after which the accused person, Raj Kishore, was arrested.

As he and Batt were attending to a customer, the accused person came to them and demanded that they shout “Jai Shri Ram” and “Pakistan Murdabad” if they wanted to stay in Ranchi. But the traders refused to comply.

“He [the accused person] started hitting us with his fist and leg while asking his brother for a gun to shoot me,” Wani told The Times of India.

The trader claimed that the man’s parents and cousins supported him instead of stopping him, The Telegraph reported.

 

Sources:

https://scroll.in/latest/1010389/traders-from-j-k-beaten-up-in-ranchi-forced-to-chant-jai-shri-ram 

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/2-kashmiri-youths-forced-to-chant-jai-shri-ram-beaten-up-in-ranchi/articleshow/87653901.cms