In his letter to the Home Minister of India, Uttarakhand Chief Minister, NHRC and National Commission for Minorities, the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) president Maulana Mahmood Madani urged the government to take cognizance of the matter and prosecute the perpetrators under stringent laws.
NEW DELHI – President of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) Maulana Mahmood A. Madani on Thursday condemned the government’s inaction over the open calls for violence against the Muslim community in India made at an event in Haridwar, Uttarakhand.
Maulana Madani was referring to a three-day hate speech conclave organized by the controversial Hindutva leader Yati Narsinghanand from 17 to 19 December in Haridwar, where multiple calls to kill minorities and attack their religious spaces were made.
In his letter to the Home Minister of India, Uttarakhand Chief Minister, NHRC and National Commission for Minorities, the JUH president Maulana Mahmood Madani urged the government to take cognizance of the matter and prosecute the perpetrators under stringent laws. “They have posed threat to the peace and communal harmony of the country. I demand strong action to be taken against organizers and speakers,” Maulana Madani said.
“I am writing to you with regard to an event organized in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, from 17 to 19 December 2021. The event was called ‘Dharam Sansad’ and the theme of the event was “The Future of Sanatan in Islamic India: Problems and Solutions.” The chief patron of the event was Yati Narsginhanand, who is accused of several hate speeches in the past. Many of the speakers in the event gave outrageous hate speeches including Yati Narsighanand himself. Open calls to the genocide of Muslims were made by many speakers. The arming of the Hindu community was stressed (during the event),” the letter written by Maulana Madani reads.
In his letter, Maulana Madani also cited some of the outrageous statements or calls given by many of the speakers during the event.
What was said at the event
The controversial Uttar Pradesh Hindu priest Yati Nasinghnand Saraswati, who has been previously been accused of hate speech said, “If anybody is ready to become Prabhakaran, chief of the deadly terrorist organization LTTE, of Hindu I will firstly donate one crore rupee and can raise to hundred crores for the cause. Every Hindu temple needs a Prabhakaran, a Bhindarwale.”
Yati Narasinghanand promises to give 1 crore to any Hindu Sanyasi is ready to become Prabhakaran. Says they need people like Prabhakaran, Bhindranwale & Shabeg Singh. 'Jab tak ek Prabhakaran ek Bhindranwale aur ek Shabeg Singh tab tak Hindu Bach nahi sakta' #HaridwarHateAssembly pic.twitter.com/vHLFcGG4cC
— Mohammed Zubair (@zoo_bear) December 22, 2021
Another Hindutva leader Swami Anandaswaroop said, “Christmas and Eid will not be celebrated here in Haridwar.”
“No hotel owner should dare to do so,” he warned.
Annapurna Maa, the Mahamandleshwar of the Niranjini Akhada and general secretary of Hindu Mahasabha, said that, “if 100 Hindus build an army and kill two million Muslims then it could be declared victory of Hindu. We must be ready to kill and get killed. This is an alarming situation.”
Another Hindutva leader Swami Amritanand called for Hindus in India to have weapons. “Each Hindu must spend a good amount to raise better weapons. Sharp edge sword must be in each Hindu house,” he said.
One Hindutva seer Swami Dharam Das Maharaj went to the extent of saying he would have shot the former Prime Minister of India. “If I were parliamentarian and had a gun, I would have shot all six bullets in Manmohan Singh’s chest, then Prime Minister of India,” he said.
Swami Prabodhanand, President of the Hindu Raksha Sena, a right-wing organisation based out of Uttarakhand said Hindus in India should follow in the footsteps of Myanmar, where the state and its forces are accused of genocide of Rohingya Muslims by the United Nations.
“Like in Myanmar, here too (India), Army, Police, Leader and each Indian citizen must join this cleaning campaign to root out them (referring to Muslims). Get prepared and discuss preparations to do the same,” he said.