Monthly Hindu Persecution Digest: November 2016- February 2017

Monthly digest from IndiaFacts documenting news of Hindu persecution.

November:

1. Was Fake Facebook Post Used to Orchestrate Violence Against Hapless Bangladeshi Hindus?

Bangladeshi Hindus faced the brunt of rampaging Islamist violence for over a week. The violence started on, 30 October, when an unruly mob of hundreds of Muslims armed with locally-made weapons demolished at least 10 temples to the ground along with vandalising hundreds of Hindu houses at Brahmanbaria‘s Nasirnagar upazila. It all began with a Facebook post  of an edited photograph that shows an idol of Bhagwan Shiva on the picture of Kaaba, a prominent Islamic religious site.

2. OBC Girl Abducted In Milak UP, Family Assaulted, Sister Dies, Local Police Lax For Days

Protests broke out in Milak Tehsil of Rampur district against laxity of local police regarding assault on an OBC family of Bhurji caste in 3rd week of October by some Muslims of the village.

3. Mob murdered a Hindu youth in West Bengal as he denied to give Muharram donation.

Indrajit Dutta, a Hindu youth brutally murdered by a mob in Birbhum for denying Muharram donation.

4. RSS linked BJP worker found dead in mysterious situation in Karnataka’s Mysuru.

BJP worker was found dead in mysterious circumstances in Mysuru while returning from a meeting opposing Tipu Jayanti.

5. Attacks on Hindus in B’desh by Awami League conspirators vehemently condemned by NYT.

Local Awami League politicians involved in a conspiracy to stir religious violence must face more than suspension from their party. The credibility of Ms. Hasina’s government is on the line.

6. Communal tension in Vidisha after Hindu activist murdered by Muslim goons, curfew imposed.

Local Administration imposed curfew in Vidisha town following arson, stone pelting and sporadic communal clashes between Hindus and Muslims after a Bajrang Dal activist was stabbed to death by some Jihadi elements.

7. Bangladeshi radial Muslims desecrated Hindu holy shrine at Langalbandh by cow slaughter and beef-eating.

Cow slaughtering & eating beef in a feast by local Muslims perpetrated by local Muslim people in sacred bathing ghats at Langalbandh holy Hindu shrine and within the adjacent Temple premises of Sree Sree Chaturmukhi Brahma Mandir shocked the Hindu minorities.

December:

1. A fanatic section of ruling party is attacking minority Hindus in Bangladesh.

The unfortunate involvement of ruling Awami League is proved for attacks on minority Hindus in Bangladesh. Member and Ex-Members of Awami League were involved in Nasirnagar-Brahmanbaria attacks.

2. Sikh community leader shot dead by Jihadis in North Afghanistan

A prominent Sikh leader in the restive Afghan city of Kunduz was shot dead by unidentified gunmen, the latest in a string of attacks targeting the minority Hindu-Sikh community.

3. Dalit minority girls are victim of modern slavery through every persecution in Pakistan.

In Pakistan, 1,000 young Christian and Hindu girls belonging to the Dalit community, most of them underage and impoverished, are taken from their homes each year, converted to Islam and married, said a report by the South Asia Partnership organization.

4. Another Cold Blooded Murder by CPI(M), BJP Activist Anilkumar Hacked to Death in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

The Marxist brutes in Kerala murdered Bharatiya Janata Party activist Anilkumar, in Thiruvananthapuram. The gruesome cold blooded murder took place at Mariyapuram in Neyyatinkara at 10.30 pm on 18 December.

5. Three Jihadis attacked a Sabarimala Devotee with sword

A three member Jihadi gang unleashed brutality on Mithun son of Ayroor Thottathil Velayudhan, a Rashtreeya Swayamsevak Sangh karyakarta while he was returning from Sabarimala pilgrimage.

6. Minority Hindu College Student abducted and murdered for ransom by Islamist perpetrators at Satkhira Sub-District in Bangladesh.

Goutam Sarkar, a minority Hindu College student was abducted on 13 December and thereafter murdered for ransom. His dead body was found on Saturday morning from a pond near Mahadebnagar village under Ghona Union of Satkhira Sadar Sub-District in Islamic Bangladesh.

7. Hindu temple vandalised at Netrokona

A Hindu temple was vandalised and seven idols of goddess Kali were destroyed by some miscreants in two separate incidents in Bangladesh, weeks after over 10 temples of the minority community were attacked.

8. Twenty houses of Dalit Hindus set on fire in Bangladesh.

Twenty houses of Hindus were set on fire at Harijan Palli of Bonomalipara area in Bochaganj upazila of Dinajpur in Bangladesh.

9. Report of Hindu persecution in  Bangladesh is dreadful. 98 Hindus killed, 357 injured in 2016. 

At least 98 people from the Hindu community have been murdered and 357 others injured across the country till December 29 this year, says a report made by Bangladesh Jatiya Hindu Mohajote (BJHM).

10. Hindu-Muslim riot in Dhulagarh: A report

Communal riots broke out between Hindus and Muslims in Dhulagarh area on 13 December, about 28 km from West Bengal capital Kolkata. In the night of the 12th, there were reports of serious clashes between Hindus and Muslims after the celebrations of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, which involved hurling of bombs, rioting and arson.

January

1. Kerala Muslim Girl Gets Death Threat by Islamist Outfit For Marrying Hindu Boy.

Jasmi Ismail, a Muslim girl hailing from Thekkumbhagom in Kollam district, Kerala has claimed that her life is in danger after she got married with a Hindu boy which led to the couple getting death threats.

2. JNU student raped by 2 Afghan nationals in Delhi

A 21-year-old JNU student was allegedly raped by two Afghan nationals in south Delhi’s Green Park area as per police reports.

3. In Sindh, Islamic hardliners force return of progressive anti-conversion bill

In a setback for religious freedom, the Sindh governor, under pressure from Islamic hardliners, yesterday returned a bill that criminalises forced religious conversions, Pakistan media reported.

4. Jihadi mob attacked police station, torched police vehicles at Deoria in Uttar Pradesh.

An angry Jihadi mob set fire to a police station in Deoria district of Poorvanchal region in Uttar Pradesh after the body of a missing Muslim youth was found floating in river Rapti.

February

1. Muslim groups stop school from celebrating Saraswati Puja in West Bengal

In mid-January, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted her opposition to the date of the Union Budget, citing Saraswati Puja. But when the puja actually happened, several schools across Bengal, including a few situated just a stone’s throw away from her administration in Kolkata, were forced to cancel the festivities fearing reprisals from Islamist groups.

2. High Court tells Govt to ensure free, fair polls in Kairana

The Allahabad high court on 6 February, directed UP DGP and state authorities to maintain law and order and facilitate registered voters to freely cast their votes in Kairana .The court passed the order when an application was moved in an ongoing PIL seeking CBI probe into mass exodus of Hindus from Kairana.

3. Pakistani Hindus lose daughters to forced Muslim marriages

Every year, Muslim men abduct and forcibly convert about 1,000 girls — mostly Hindus, but also Christians, according to the South Asia Partnership-Pakistan, a local human rights group. About 5,000 Pakistani Hindus leave every year for neighboring India — where 80% are Hindus — to escape religious persecution, according to the Pakistan Hindu Council.

4. BJP worker hacked to death by CPM activists in Kerala

A BJP worker was allegedly hacked to death by CPM activists during a festival at Kokkulangara temple near Thrissur.

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