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.

Hindu-nationalist IT Cell Leader Removed For Comments Against Islam

Arun Yadav, an IT cell in charge of the Haryana unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, was removed from his post on July 7. The party has not provided any apparent reason. It is speculated that the party expelled Yadav because of a controversial tweet that he made against Islam in 2017. There was an online campaign on Twitter that demanded that Arun should be arrested for his controversial statements. 

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.

Hindu Beheaded For Defending "Blasphemous" Remarks Against Prophet Mohammad

On June 28th, a Hindu shop owner named Kanhaiya Lal was brutally murdered in the city of Udaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan by two Muslim men over an alleged social media post, triggering tension between the two communities. It is believed that the shop owner may have been facing threats for ten days leading up to the murder and asked for protection from the police, which they did not provide.