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As Hindu Extremists Call for Killing of Muslims, India’s Leaders Keep Silent

Right-wing Hindu activists at a conference took an oath to harm Muslims if necessary to make “a Hindu-only nation,” the most blatant example of rising anti-Muslim sentiment across India.

By Sameer Yasir
Updated Dec. 25, 2021, 1:24 p.m. ET

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Muslims praying on Friday in Gurugram, India. In recent months, Hindu nationalists have interrupted prayers there with battle cries.Credit...Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters

Hundreds of right-wing Hindu activists and monks rose in unison at a conference this week to take an oath: They would turn India, constitutionally a secular republic, into a Hindu nation, even if doing so required dying and killing.

“If 100 of us are ready to kill two million of them, then we will win and make India a Hindu nation,” said Pooja Shakun Pandey, a leader of Hindu Mahasabha, a group that espouses militant Hindu nationalism, referring to the country’s Muslims. “Be ready to kill and go to jail.”
Even by the standards of the rising anti-Muslim fury in India, the three-day conference in the city of Haridwar, 150 miles north of New Delhi, produced the most blatant and alarming call for violence in recent years.

The crowded auditorium, where right-wing Hindu monks called for other Hindus to arm themselves and kill Muslims, included influential religious leaders with close ties to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s governing party, and even some members of the party.

Videos of the event have spread widely on social media in India this week. Yet Mr. Modi has maintained a characteristic silence that analysts say can be interpreted by his most extreme supporters as a tacit signal of protection.

The police, who readily jail rights activists and comedians on charges lacking evidence, have been slow to take action. Even opposition political groups have been restrained in their response, an indication of the degree to which right-wing Hindu nationalism has gripped the country since Mr. Modi came to office in 2014.

The inflammatory remarks come as some states governed by Mr. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, or B.J.P., are holding elections, including in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, where the conference was held. Mr. Modi was busy campaigning this week in Uttar Pradesh for Yogi Adityanath, his hard-line protégé and the state’s chief minister, who has frequently fanned anti-Muslim hatred.

Multiple episodes of violence against Muslims have been reported during election season, including attacks by mobs trying to close businesses owned by Muslims.

“There are virtually only a handful of political leaders left who even mention the need to preserve India’s secularism,” said Gilles Verniers, a professor of political science at Ashoka University near New Delhi. “The B.J.P. may face increasing political challenges, but it has won its cultural war, with lasting effects on India’s democracy, and on India’s largest minority.”

Right-wing Hindu nationalists have preached violence online for years, but the violence has recently spilled onto the streets. Muslim fruit sellers have been beaten and their earnings snatched away after being accused of luring Hindu women into marriage to convert them. Muslim activists have been threatened with prosecution under an antiterrorism law that has been scrutinized by courts.

In recent months, Hindu nationalists in Gurugram, a major technology center about 15 miles south of New Delhi, have confronted Muslims during Friday Prayer. Bands of right-wing Hindus have interrupted prayers with chants of “Jai Shri Ram!” Meaning “Hail Lord Ram,” a major Hindu god, the chant has become a battle cry for Hindu nationalists.

“We are fast losing everything in this country, including the right to worship,” said Niyaz Farooqi, a Muslim who works in an automobile showroom in Gurugram. “A right given to us by the Constitution of this country.”

On Friday, four days after the conference ended, and after the videos circulated widely, the police in Uttarakhand announced that they had opened an investigation but that no arrests had been made. Officials said they have registered a case against organizers of the conference for promoting “enmity between different groups on grounds of religion,” which can mean a jail term of five years.

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A rally held by Mr. Modi for his party in Uttar Pradesh this week. The inflammatory remarks at the conference come as states including Uttar Pradesh are holding elections.Credit...Ritesh Shukla/Getty Images

“We will do the investigation as per law and such types of incidents will not be tolerated,” said Ashok Kumar, a top police officer in the state of Uttarakhand.

During the conference, Swami Prabodhanand Giri, head of a right-wing Hindu organization in Uttarakhand, said the country now belongs to Hindus.

“This is why, like in Myanmar, the police here, the politicians here, the army and every Hindu must pick up weapons, and we will have to conduct this cleanliness drive,” he said while referring to Muslims. “There is no solution apart from this.”

Mr. Prabodhanand’s aides declined to comment for this article.

Videos from the conference also showed Suresh Chavhanke, who heads a news channel, administering an oath to turn India into a Hindu-first country.

“We make a resolution until our last breath: We will make India a Hindu nation, and keep it a Hindu-only nation,” he said. “We will fight and die if required, we will kill as well.” He then tweeted a video of the oath to his half a million followers.

Political observers say the government is allowing hate speech of this kind by remaining silent in the face of calls for violence, a silence underscored by the meekness of the political opposition.

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay, a biographer of Mr. Modi who has written extensively on the rise of the Hindu right, said the B.J.P.’s earlier leaders thought they could use Hindu nationalism to mobilize constituencies but then contain the ideology. That calculation backfired in 1992, when Hindu activists demolished a major mosque.

Many earlier B.J.P. leaders expressed regrets about the episode, but Mr. Modi has no such qualms, Mr. Mukhopadhyay said at a recent book event.

“They thought they were going to ride the tiger, easily tame it and get down. But you can’t easily tame a tiger. If you ride the tiger, you have to decide that at some point the tiger is going to eat,” he said. “Modi decided to allow the tiger to eat sometimes and lead the tiger when he wants to.”

Mujib Mashal contributed reporting.
 

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Pune: Lieutenant Colonel, two other Armymen booked for ‘leaking’ answer key of recruitment exam

The alleged malpractices were unearthed when the CBI was probing an earlier case of bribery in which two Army personnel were arrested in November.

by: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: December 27, 2021

THE CENTRAL Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Pune, has booked a serving Army officer of Lieutenant Colonel rank along with two other Army personnel for allegedly leaking the answer keys for an exam conducted for Army recruitment earlier this year. The alleged malpractices were unearthed when the CBI was probing an earlier case of bribery in which two Army personnel were arrested in November.

In a joint operation with the Indian Army, the CBI had in November arrested two serving Army Havildars from Pune on charges of bribery in the process of recruitment of civilian personnel for an Army Ordnance Corps formation located in the city.

Havildar Susant Nahak and Havildar Naveen Kumar were arrested for demanding and accepting money from candidates in the recruitment process for various civilian Group ‘C’ posts through examination organised by Army Ordnance Corps, Pune, in 2019.

According to the latest FIR, probe in the November case revealed that Nahak and his controlling officer of Lieutenant Colonel rank, whose name has not been revealed yet, were involved in another recruitment process for selection of personnel for various trades through the examination held in 2020-21. The probe revealed that on September 8 this year, the Lieutenant Colonel allegedly sent the answer key of the question paper to a cell phone number registered in the name of Nahak’s wife. From that number, the answer keys were forwarded to the phone number of the wife of an Army Sepoy identified as Alok Kumar posted with an Army Ordnance Corps formation in Pune, officials said.

A CBI official said that their probe has also brought to light money transfers made from Kumar’s wife to Nahak. Besides, the telephone chats between the Lieutenant Colonel, Nahak, Alok Kumar and his wife point to their involvement in various malpractices in the recruitment examination including leaking of answer keys to candidates in exchange for money, the official added.

Following the action in November, searches were conducted by the CBI on various premises of the two suspects and incriminating documents were seized, officials said. The latest FIR was registered under Prevention of Corruption Act against the Lieutenant Colonel, Nahak, Kumar and his wife on December 18.
 

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Three out of five are Muslim nations.

Top 100 tallest building list. India (superpower in waiting) is found missing:

China has 51 tallest building
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Naseeruddin Shah explodes against Hindu extremists, warns of civil war

By: News Desk
29 Dec, 2021

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Indian film actor Naseeruddin Shah has put out a warning which revolves around India's Muslims fighting back if anti-Muslim actions would not come to a halt.

The veteran actor has warned of a civil war in India if Hindu extremists don't put an end to anti-Muslim movement.

Talking about Muslim ethnic cleansing, the actor has warned that if these gruesome occurrences won't stop, India's Muslims will have to act accordingly.

In an interview, Naseeruddin Shah stated: "Muslims are being marginalized and made redundant. They are in the process of being reduced to second class citizens and it’s happening in every field. A concerted attempt is being made to make Muslims insecure. It’s an attempt to make us scared. However, we should not be scared.”
 

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Naseeruddin Shah explodes against Hindu extremists, warns of civil war

By: News Desk
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Indian film actor Naseeruddin Shah has put out a warning which revolves around India's Muslims fighting back if anti-Muslim actions would not come to a halt.

The veteran actor has warned of a civil war in India if Hindu extremists don't put an end to anti-Muslim movement.

Talking about Muslim ethnic cleansing, the actor has warned that if these gruesome occurrences won't stop, India's Muslims will have to act accordingly.

In an interview, Naseeruddin Shah stated: "Muslims are being marginalized and made redundant. They are in the process of being reduced to second class citizens and it’s happening in every field. A concerted attempt is being made to make Muslims insecure. It’s an attempt to make us scared. However, we should not be scared.”

 

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Mughuls were refugees - Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah is being trolled. He is trending now.

 

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