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The Face of Hate Who Called For Genocide

Four days after the conclusion of a four-day hate speech conclave in Haridwar led by Hindutva leader Yati Narsinghanand, the Uttarakhand police have registered a case against one person.”

Taking cognizance of the video that is going viral on social media for spreading hatred by giving provocative speeches against a particular religion, a case has been registered against Wasim Rizvi alias Jitendra Narayan Tyagi and others under Section 153A IPC in Kotwali Haridwar and legal proceedings are in progress,” tweeted the Uttarakhand police.

 


By Meenketan Jha, 25 Dec 2021


Expelled from Islam, Wasim Rizvi was the Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board Chairperson but had converted to Hinduism earlier this month.

The event’s video which went viral on social media brought about massive outrage and condemnation with demands for severe actions to be taken against all the participants. Uttarakhand Police had initially said that no First Information Report (FIR) was filed due to a lack of complaint. Eventually, on the complaint of RTI activist and Trinamool Congress leader Saket Gokhale, minimal action was taken and only Rizvi was named.

 

Narsinghanand, known as a serial troublemaker, had in October called a 10-year-old Muslim boy “a trained killer” when he had ended up in the neighbourhood of the Dasna Devi Temple. His calls for Islam-mukt Bharat have been always loud and have made popular amongst the right-wing. The seer’s controversial rhetoric saw him take prominence back in August as well when in another viral video, Narsinghanand had this to say, “Women politicians, particularly in the BJP, are rakhails (mistresses) of their male counterparts”

Yati had at the Dharma Sansad promised to give INR 1 crore to any Hindu Sanyasi who was ready to become Prabhakaran adding that the country needs people like the once LTTE leader, Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, and Shabeg Singh.

The congregation of Hindu seers in Haridwar witnesses multiple instances of provocative speeches from multiple eminent figures of the right-wing. Annapurna Maa, Mahamandleshwar of Niranjini Akhada and General Secretary of Hindu Mahasabha, called for large-scale violence, “If you want to finish them off, then kill them…We need 100 soldiers who can kill 20 lakhs of them to win this.”

Hindu Raksha Sena’s Prabodhanand Giri, who is often seen in the company of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Puskhar Dhami, cited the actions of the Junta, Myanmar’s army, against the Rohingyas as an example for the Indian police and army to follow. 

Dharmadas Maharaj, a seer from Bihar, claimed he would have followed Nathuram Godse’s example, “If I was present in the parliament when PM Manmohan Singh said that minorities have first right over natural resources….I’d have shot him six times in the chest with a revolver.”

In an interview to MoJo Story post the episode, Yati says the only purpose of the occasion was to discuss the “future of Hinduism if India becomes an Islamic state” with a view of unearthing possible solutions on the issue. The right-wing seer has also said that the coming two decades will see the Muslim population outnumber the Hindu population, although statisticians view that as unreasonable and completely unpragmatic. Narsinghanand concluded by emphasising that the nature of secularism on which India is built is that of cowards. Watch the full interview below.