Hinduism

"Flood Jihad;" The Conspiracy that Muslims Manufactured Devastating Floods

As tensions rose between the religious communities of India, yet another anti-Muslim conspiracy theory became a heated topic of discussion. The "Flood Jihad" conspiracy claims that the Muslim community of Assam is responsible for the disastrous floods the state has seen in the past months. At least five Muslim men were accused and arrested as the conspiracy theory became viral on social media platforms.

“Education Jihad;” Indian School Under Fire for Interfaith Prayers

"Shiksha Jihad," or the Jihad on education, has become an issue in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Florets International School, an English Medium Co-ed Institute, is at the center of the controversy. Parents and Pro-Hindu groups have registered a case against the private school. The school is accused of spreading Islamic teachings through its daily prayers.

Framed: Fake "Love Jihad" Case Leads to Arrest of Muslim Boyfriend

Indian police have arrested two people in Kasganj, Uttar Pradesh, for allegedly framing a Muslim man in a case of "love jihad." The two men hired a Delhi woman to falsely accuse an innocent man of rape. One of the accused was identified as the district vice-president of a BJP youth wing organization.

Muslim Teen Killed in Violent Assault by Hindu-Extremists

An 18-year-old man died in Karnataka, India, after members of Hindutva brutally assaulted him.

The death of a Muslim teenager, identified as B. Masood, happened on July 21, two days after the assault transpired in the southwestern region of India. Reportedly, the incident stemmed from an argument Masood had about purchasing a three-month-old calf.

How Hindu Nationalism Caused Drama in Maryland's Election Race for Governor

Lieutenant Governor candidate Aruna Miller, who served in Maryland’s House of Delegates from 2010 to 2019, is facing backlash from Maryland voters due to her history of accepting donations from Hindutva-affiliated donors while pursuing the state’s second highest executive office.

Indian Man Arrested for Wrapping Chicken In Newspaper Bearing Hindu Gods

On July 3rd, in Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh, the owner of a restaurant, Talib Hussain, was taken into police custody for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of the Hindu community by wrapping chicken dishes in old newspapers which contained the images of Hindu deities.

Locals that claim they saw him doing this had complained to the police.

An FIR was lodged by the senior sub-inspector, Ajay Kumar Tyagi, which stated that Talib Hussain was deliberately doing this to hurt the religious sentiments of the Hindus.

Another Hindu Goddess Blasphemy Scandal: Kali Smoking Poster Sparks Outrage

A tweet of a film poster that shows Hindu goddess Kali smoking a cigarette has sparked rage in India.

Leena Manimekalai, a Toronto-based director, tweeted the poster on Saturday, July 2. In the tweet, Manimekalai announced that her film Kaali would be released as part of the Aga Khan Museum's Rhythms of Canada Festival.

Another Indian Civilian Murdered for Supporting "Blasphemous" Politician

On July 21, Umesh Kolhe, a pharmacist, was brutally killed on his way home after shutting his drug store in Maharashtra, India. The authorities suspect he was attacked for sharing posts on social media supporting Nupur Sharma. The police have arrested seven, and the NIA (National Investigation Agency) has started an in-depth investigation.

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