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‘Kill 20 lakh Muslims’: Hundreds take oath, call for genocide at event attended by journalists, Hindu priests

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Hindu right wing members during a 3 day event in Haridwar.

Haridwar: In yet another threat call to the minorities in India, various Hindu right-wing members including people associated with Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and journalists have openly called for genocide against Muslims and asked Hindus to buy weapons to kill the Muslims en masse.

The hate comments were made during a three-day event named Dharma Sansad in Haridwar city of Uttarakhand.

The conclave was organized by Yati Singhanand, a controversial Hindutva member infamous for his hate speech.

During the three-day event, the Hindu right-wing members including Sadhvi Annapurna Maa, Dharamdas Maharaj, Anand Swaroop Maharaj, Swami Sagar Sindhuraj, Swami Prabodanand Giri, Swami Premanand Maharaj, BJP member, Ashwini Upadhyay, and the party’s Mahila Morcha member, Udita Tyagi, called for a Hindu Raj and passionately called for violence against Muslims.

In August this year, Upadhyay was arrested in connection with an event where inflammatory slogans calling for violence against Muslims were shouted at a rally in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar.

In this event, the controversial BJP member presented a “bhagwa samvidhaan” or a saffron constitution.

Multiple videos of the event have also gone viral on social media and users are criticising the participants for openly calling for a war against Muslims.

“Nothing is possible without weapons and we have to carry knife or sword to kill them if you want to eliminate the population kill Muslims. If 100 of us are ready to kill 20 lakh Muslims then we will win and make India a Hindu Rashtra. Be ready to kill and go to jail,” one of the members Sadhvi Annapurna Maa, told the gathering.

Another member Dharamdas Maharaj from Bihar said, “if I would have been present in Parliament in 2006 where ex-PM Manmohan Singh said that the minorities have the first right over the national resources, I would have followed Nathuram Godse, I would have shot six times in his chest with a revolver”.

Suresh Chavhanke, the editor-in-chief of the Hindi television news channel called Sudarshan News, is seen administering an oath to a large crowd of people, in which he says, “We make a resolution until our last breath, we will make India a Hindu nation, and keep it a Hindu-only nation. We will fight and die if required, we will kill as well.”

Swami Prabodhanand Giri, the president of the Hindu Raksha Sena, a right-wing organization in Uttarakhand, as shown in the video claimed, “every Hindu must pick up weapons and we will have to conduct this cleanliness drive (safai abhiyan). There is no solution apart from this.

Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress member and RTI activist Saket Gokhale has filed a complaint with the Haridwar police against the Dharma Sansad, reports quoted Gokhale as saying on Thursday.

He added that if a First Information Report is not filed by the police within 24 hours in this regard, he would take up the matter with the Judicial Magistrate.

 

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