NEW DELHI: Leaders of several Hindu far-right groups have called for ethnic cleansing of India’s 200 million Muslims, in a three-day summit organised at Haridwar in Uttarakhand, sparking massive outrage and calls for stern action against them.
According to the details, the three-day ‘Dharma Sansad’ was held by the controversial Hindutva figure Yati Narsinghanand from December 17 to 19, where multiple speakers made calls to kill minorities and attack their religious places.
“We have to make preparations. And I’ll tell you what preparations those are. I will clarify that this is the solution, and if you follow this solution, then the path is made for you… in Myanmar, Hindus were being chased away. The politicians, government and police were standing and watching. They started by killing them by cutting their necks, and not only this, but they began to cut them in the streets and eat them. The people-watching thought we are going to die, we are not going to live,” said Swami Prabodhanand Giri, president of the Hindu Raksha Sena, a right-wing organisation based out of Uttarakhand.
“This is our state now. You have seen this at the Delhi border, they killed Hindus and hung them. There is no more time, the case now is that either you prepare to die now, or get ready to kill, there’s no other way. This is why every Hindu must pick up weapons and conduct a cleanliness drive (safai abhiyan). There is no other solution,” Narsinghanand said, as the crowd cheered.
The statements calling for ethnic cleansing and mass genocide are particularly alarming given Prabodhanand’s connections with the BJP.
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