NEW DELHI – Hindutva activists on Sunday defaced the signboard of the India Islamic Cultural Centre in Delhi, by sticking posters that read “Jihadi Islamic Terrorist Centre” on it.
The posters were later removed, according to the station house officer of Lodhi Colony.
Hindu Sena representative Bam Bam Thakur told The Quint that some members of the group gathered outside the centre, located in Lodhi Colony of Central Delhi, at 9.30 am and vandalised the signboard. “We do not know who took it off, but we definitely went there and put it up today,” Thakur said. “The image has not been photoshopped or anything.”
Hindu Sena pasted the poster of “Jihadi Terrorist Islamic Centre” on the board of India Islamic cultural centre. (Delhi)
Not a day goes by that we do not see a vulgar & despicable act targeting Indian Muslims & Islam.#Islamophobia_in_india pic.twitter.com/Wyf8bgaYRD
— Mohammed Habeeb Ur Rehman (@Habeebinamdar) November 1, 2020
Gupta claimed that the “Islamic Cultural Centre is not Indian culture”.
“Hindu Sena karyakartas [workers] are angry looking at terrorist activities on television and social media,” he claimed .
“In France, terrorist attacks are continuously increasing and everyone is coming together to raise their voice against this terrorism. In India, there are Islamic extremists who are openly standing in support of such acts. That is what happened in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh and Aligarh Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh, amongst other places.”
Gupta was referring to the protests that broke out in various parts of the country against French President Emmanuel Macron’s defence of controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Macron’s support to the Cartoon and brutal crackdown against Muslims following the beheading of a teacher near Paris on October 17 has drawn anger from Muslims across the world. The French teacher had showed caricatures of Prophet Muhammad in class.