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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Hindus under attack: weekly roundup of hate-crimes, persecution and discrimination against Hindus

Attacks on Hindus and Hindu Dharma, both in Bharat and overseas, are frequent and unrelenting. In many regions of the world, this persecution is like a genocide slowly unfolding before our eyes. For decades, the true depth and breadth of these attacks, driven by disturbing anti-Hindu bigotry, have been ignored by the world. From murders, forced conversions, land grabs, assault on festivals, desecration of temples and murtis, hate speech, sexual violence to institutionalized & legal discrimination, Hindus are facing an increasing assault on their very existence along with an unprecedented Hindu hatred.

In this weekly summary for the period from 31 October to 6 November 2021, we hope to provide a snapshot of such crimes and hopefully awaken more people around the world to this human rights crisis:

Bharat

1) Murtis of Hindu deities have been vandalized for the third time in a row in Perambalur, Tamil Nadu. The murtis of the hill temple in Siruvachur were vandalized in the first week of October earlier. Hindu organizations and devotees condemned the indifference of HRCE and demanded security for the temples.

2) 26-year-old gym trainer Deva Chand was shot in the head by Shahnawaz (21) who objected to the former marrying his sister, in Northwest Delhi’s Model Town on Saturday night. Deva’s condition is critical.

3) Islamist organization Tamil Nadu Towheed Jamaat has put up posters across TN asking people to not burst crackers as it is against Islam. The posters advise people to not “burn” money by burning crackers. Muslims have shared the posters on social media asking fellow Muslims to talk their Hindu friends out of bursting crackers on Diwali.

4) Hindus have been waiting with bated breath for seven long years, in the hope that the distorted history currently being taught in our schools to impressionable young minds will be changed. NCERT introduces woke madness in the school curriculum.

5) In a recent ruling, the Madras High Court dismissed the petition of The Pentecostal Mission (TPM) Church located in Thoppampalayam, Erode District, Tamil Nadu claiming a right to use loudspeakers to broadcast their prayers.

6) Under the pretext of inviting newcomers to the college campus, the SFI  plastered obscene, anti-Hindutva, anti-national ‘paintings’ that glamorize jihad. Other artworks openly encouraged sexual anarchy and promoted the hippie culture commonly associated with the communists. 

7) Muslims have been accused of setting fire to the timbre shop of a VHP functionary. The VHP functionary had opened a new office in the newly formed Tenkasi district in Tamil Nadu. He also inaugurated the Tenkasi wing of the Hindu Traders Welfare Association recently which is said to have rattled the Islamists.

8) The anti-Hindu pogrom in Bangladesh that started during Durga Puja and left hundreds of Hindu temples, homes, and shops destroyed and several Hindus dead or raped, has ignited a series of protests across the world. On Tuesday, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Purna Chandra Mandal took out a protest in Panisagar near Dharmanagar town, North Tripura district. 

9) The recently released Jai Bhim movie has proved to be another classic example of how the Dravidian ideology creates different narratives in different mediums for different audiences. In the Tamil and Telugu language versions of the movie, a tilak-wearing Hindu man is slapped and ordered to ‘speak Tamil’ when he starts speaking in Hindi, while he is slapped and asked to ‘speak the truth’ in the Hindi version.

10) That Congress is anti-Hindu is all too well known but it is now plumbing newer depths in Hindu hatred by putting out appalling messages in the name of wishing on Hindu festivals. The party’s anti-Hindu bigotry was amply apparent in the Dhanteras ‘wishes’ posted by it on social media (SM).

11) A probe by the Special Investigative Team (SIT) of the UP police has confirmed that IAS officer Mohammad Iftikharuddin forced many to convert to Islam, across 8 districts in UP.

12) Allegations have been leveled against a Muslim government official forcing Hindus to work on Diwali day in Tamil Nadu. Hindu organizations took up the issue and complained to the police after which Hindu employees were sent home.

13) A case of religious intolerance following a daughter’s marriage to a Hindu has ended in filicide in Tenkasi district, Tamil Nadu. The accused Marimuthu, a Christian convert, hacked his daughter to death in the early hours of June 30.

14) Four youths have been arrested for defiling a place of worship by entering the premises of Karinjeshwara temple located on the Karinja hill near Bantwal in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district with footwear last month, police said on Thursday.

Pakistan

1) There has been a significant increase in targeted killings, blasphemy cases, forced conversions, and hate speech against religious minorities in Pakistan, including the Ahmadis, Shia Muslims, Hindus, Christians, and Sikhs, the European Asylum Support Office said in a report.

Hindus

Bangladesh

1) While Awami League is known to be tolerant of religious minorities in Bangladesh, the continuous attacks on the Hindus by the frantic mobs of Islamists have shaken our faith in the Haseena administration. Besides, a parliamentarian of the Awami League has exposed his bigotry and Hindu hate openly and as in some recent cases, against Hindu leaders of the party.

2) 17-year-old Dipti Rani Das has been in a juvenile correction center in Bangladesh for a year now. She was detained under the Digital Security Act 2018 for allegedly making a ‘derogatory’ post about the Quran on Facebook and hurting religious sentiment.

3) Group of Muslims attacked a Hindu priest Dulal Chakrabarty & forced him to accept Islam or die.

4) A Hindu woman lost her husband Jatan Saha, who was murdered by Muslims at Narauttampur, Noakhali, Bangladesh on October 14.

5) Another fresh attack on a Maa Kali temple at Bapari Para, Bakerganj, Barishal took place on November 3.

World

1) Hindus are urging Opera Monte Carlo (OMC) in Monaco to withdraw the “Lakmé” opera; scheduled for December 09 and 11, 2022; which they feel seriously trivializes Hindu religion and other traditions. 

2) Hindus are disheartened by the delay in the approval of a Hindu temple by Medina City Council in Minnesota, USA, which they felt was quite unnecessary. 

Most hate crimes are driven by anti-Hindu bigotry encoded in certain religious teachings and political ideologies. While the anti-Hindu hate in Islamic countries is obvious, there is another subtler form of anti-Hindu sentiment within institutions and the public sphere of ostensibly secular states (like India) that provides an enabling environment for Hinduphobia and hate crimes. This subtle, everyday discrimination can be missed unless one studies prevailing laws and patterns. The gradual ban on firecrackers during Diwali is a good example – it might seem pollution-related on the surface, but the double standards at play become clear when one looks at the larger picture of restrictions on Hindu festivals, and the lack of sound reasoning behind the ban.

We request all readers to share other anti-Hindu hate crimes that we might have missed in this period in the comments below or by dropping an email to [email protected] We also solicit support in the maintenance of the Hindu human rights tracker database started by us.

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  1. Bangladeshi Muslim extremists have vandalized Kali Puja Pandals and temples in recent Deepavali –the festival of lights celebrated by the Hindus all over the world. This bears grim testimony to Sk Hasina Govt’s failure to counter the threat of Muslim extremists perpetrating violence and criminal attack on Hindu minorities on every occasion. Now, Hindus there are under dire threat of their survival, their religion is at stake and their property on the verge of capture by neighboring Muslims (because of the notorious Land Law of 2013 that permits a Muslim neighbor to take possession of a Hindu land if it is laid vacant). No Muslim country nor TV channels in the Muslim world decry such atrocities waged against Hindu communities time & again. They are so biased by religion that they treat the minorities as persona non grata.

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