The local police are yet to respond to these events despite the Supreme Court having said in an order that they should take suo moto cognisance of hate speech and file a case even though no one files a complaint in this regard
NEW DELHI — Events organised recently by the unabashed Hindutva protagonists, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal, in Madhya Pradesh’s Chitrakoot district saw several speakers delivering hate speeches targeting Muslims and calling for their economic boycott.
Participants at an event brandished weapons openly with organisers also giving arms training.
On Tuesday, Hindutva Watch, a Twitter handle which tracks hate speeches and crimes in India, posted a few videos of the hate speeches and armed training given in the state.
“Firearms training at “Shaurya Prashikshan Varg” camp organised by Bajrang Dal,” tweeted the handle along with a video clip.
The video of arms training shows several men, wearing a particular uniform and saffron pagdi (headwear), carrying firearms jumping over leaping flames and taking positions of shooting and attacking. A few men are helping them in the training while a large number of people watched from a distance.
The handle tweeted another video of hate speeches delivered at an event organized by VHP and Bajrang Dal leaders in Chitrakoot itself.
“Bajrang Dal leader delivered anti-Muslim hate speech, where he promoted conspiracy theories and called for an economic boycott and violence,” it tweeted.
In the video, a speaker can be seen calling for violence, economic boycott and making hate speeches against Muslims amid chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’. The 10-minute video is full of derogatory words used for Muslims.
“This is our mother land. We will live and die for it and will kill if any anti-national comes up. Those who dream of ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’ should not forget that 100 crore Hindus will stand up for the motherland. Listen up, the administration does not protect our religion,” thundered the speaker aggressively.
The speaker claimed that they were being punished in the name of brotherhood while Muslims, who believe in Syed Ahmed’s ideology, are looking for another partition as their intentions are not good.
“These mullahs have a desire for a new country,” said the speaker, who is described as a Bajrang Dal leader.
The speaker also advocated an economic boycott of Muslims.
He urged Hindus not to get their bikes serviced in Muslim shops and not get their hair cut at the shops of the “progeny of Babar”, a derogatory term used for Muslims.
The local police are yet to respond to these events despite the Supreme Court having said in an order that they should take suo moto cognisance of hate speech and file a case even though no one files a complaint in this regard.