New Delhi: A case has been registered against a Hindu priest in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur district for threatening to kidnap and rape Muslim women.
A video of a saffron-clad Hindu priest delivering a hate speech and issuing a rape threat surfaced on social media on Thursday (April 7, 2022).
In the video, which soon went viral on social media, a priest can be heard threatening to kidnap and rape Muslim women.
In this regard, a case under relevant sections has been registered and further steps are being taken on the basis of witnesses’ statements, Sitapur police said in a statement on Twitter after visuals of the speech sparked outrage and questions on why no action had been taken so far.
The two-minute video containing the hate speech is said to have been recorded on April 2. In the video, Mahant Bajrang Muni Das, who is from Maharshi Shri Lakshman Das Udasin Ashram in Khairabad town, can be seen taking out a procession on the occasion of Navratri and Hindu New Year.
As the video progresses, Bajrang Das Muni can be heard saying in the video that if any Hindu girl is teased by a man belonging to a particular community, he would himself rape a woman of that community.
“I am telling this to you with all the love that if a single Hindu girl is teased by you in Khairabad, I will openly bring your daughter and daughter-in-law out of your home and rape her,” he said in the video.