A BJP worker was allegedly thrashed by a police officer in Bareilly, UP for protesting a Love Jihad case. Later, BJP’s Nawabganj MLA Dr. MP Arya held a protest at the police station to get the worker released, and demanded strict action against the accused ASI (Assistant Sub Inspector).
On Tuesday evening, a Muslim tempo driver was seen taking two Hindu girls. He stopped near a shikanji (lemonade) stall in Richhola village. Soon, local Hindus got wind of this and a group led by BJP worker Bhanu Gangwar reached the spot and started questioning the youth. Seeing this, the stall owner Sartaj, who resides in Richhola Kifayatullah village, helped the driver escape with the two girls.
Angry villagers beat up Sartaj. Soon, people from the other side also reached and started creating a ruckus. Police resorted to a lathi charge to separate the two groups, and took both Bhanu and Sartak to the police station. There, Bhanu was allegedly assaulted by ASI Sonu (last name not provided in the Dainik Jagran report) and other villagers were abused.
Upon receiving information, MLA Dr. MP Arya gheraoed the police station with supporters, demanding Bhanu’s release and action against the accused ASI. Higher police officials have started a probe against the ASI, and Bhanu was released. MLA Arya has asked police to locate the auto driver and the two girls.
Contrary to the perception created by Hinduphobic English-language MSM outlets, police in UP and other states often demonstrate extreme apathy towards Hindu victims of grooming/love jihad. The secular conditioning of our state machinery is such that victims are made to run from pillar to post before a complaint is lodged, and even then police are loathe to act unless Hindu activists or politicians create pressure.
Even if the individual policeman is a Hindu, the Hindu consciousness has been so fractured and diluted that in some cases the investigating officer starts acting in a biased manner against Hindu victims and in favor of more influential Muslim accused. Many Hindus today think only of self, family and clan (at most), and are oblivious to existential threats facing Dharma. On the other hand, the radicalization among the Muslim community is so high that the Modi government’s push to increase Muslim representation in police and administration, without first dismantling fanatical Islamic religious networks, is fraught with even greater danger.
Sample this recent case from Noida, where a Hindu girl was duped, sexually assaulted, illegally detained for a month, and physically assaulted by the Muslim accused’s family – yet, police dragged its feet on filing an FIR and have not taken any action against the accused even after 6 months.
Only a radical reboot of the Indian State and infusing its institutions with the Dharmic ethos of seva (service) and nyay (justice) can fix the dire situation we are in, and build a healthy future for Hindus and all Dharmics.