Monthly Hindu Persecution Digest: September – October 2017

Monthly Hindu Persecution Digest: September – October 2017

Hindu Persecution in September 2017

  1. Muslim Family of 8 attacks Hindu man and his mother

A 31 year old Hindu man and his mother in NTR colony in Kuppam of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh were brutally attacked by eight members of a Muslim family. The man Upendra was hacked to death while his mother suffered grave injuries when contents of a boiling vessel were poured on her. Upendra was in a romantic relationship with a Muslim girl, and her relatives Ahmathulla, alias Basha, Hamanullah, 31, Rahamathullah, 28, Azad, 25, and four others, carried out this dastardly attack.

  1. 16 Year old minor Hindu girl gang-raped by 4 Muslim men

A 16-year-old Hindu girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district accused four Muslim men of gang-raping her for 10 days, trying to force her to eat meat and pressuring her to convert. On September 6 2017, the four Muslim youths, who were known to her abducted her at gun point, took her to different places and repeatedly raped her, forced her to eat meat and tried to convert her to Islam.

  1. 15 Year old minor Hindu girl gang-raped by 3 Muslim men

A 15 year old Hindu minor girl was kidnapped by 3 Muslim men on 2 Sept from Shamli town in Western UP and held captive in Panipat in Haryana where she was gang-raped by the Muslim men for 4 days. Later the assailants left her in an unconscious state near her hometown. One of the accused have been identified as Rehan, a resident of Jhinjhana.

  1. 19 Year old Hindu Brahmin girl in Pakistan abducted and forcefully converted to Islam

A Hindu Brahmin girl Arti Kumari Sharma (19), who was a school teacher at Qasim Model School, was kidnapped at gun-point on 9th Sep 2017 from near her home in Pakistan’s Khairpur district in Sindh, by a Muslim lord Ammer Wassan. She was forcefully converted to Islam, renamed as ‘Mahwish’ and married off to a local Muslim boy called Amir Bux. She was forced into signing an affidavit claiming that she married Bux and converted out of her own free will.

  1. Female school teacher in Assam harassed and abused by Muslim colleagues

A Hindu female school teacher, a resident of Sonapur in Kamrup district in Assam, complained to the police that that she was being forced by two of her senior colleagues to eat beef and convert to Islam. One of them, a Muslim man, harassed her and asked her to marry him continuously. She stopped going to the school for quite some time now due to fear and mental pressure.

  1. Hindu labourer man Killed by Muslim man over Tazia donation in Vadodra

A 57 year old Hindu labourer Manhar Variya was viciously stabbed to death by his Muslim neighbor Nazir Pathan (35), an autorickshaw driver, at VUDA quarters near Rang Vatika in Bapod, Vadodra. Nazir, who lived in another block came and started demanding money from Manhar for Tazia. When Variya refused to give money, arguments ensued and Nazir then stabbed Variya leading to heavy blood loss, and escaped the scene of the crime.

  1. 500+ Sikhs/Hindus converted by fraud

According to the Elijah Challenge Ministry, 280 Sikhs/ Hindus were converted to Christianity in Giddarbaha, Punjab. The Christian Ministry employed fraudulent methods like miraculous healing to convert.

In another event, another 425 people were converted by fraudulent means like miracles and healings by one Pastor Daniel and one Simon Haqq.

  1. Burmese Hindu women forcefully converted to Islam in Rohingya camps

Burmese Hindu women living in Bangladesh relief camps have become targets for conversion to Islam and are fighting for survival in Cox Bazar. Many Burmese Hindu women reported to being forced to remove sindoor, break their bangles, and marry Muslim men.

Monthly Hindu Persecution Digest September - October 2017



Hindu Persecution in October 2017

  1. RSS worker brutally attacked by CPIM in Kerala

On 15th October 2017, an RSS worker, Nidesh (28) was on Sunday hacked, allegedly by CPI(M) workers, at Muzhuppilangad near Thalassery in the politically volatile Kannur district of Kerala.  According to the police, the condition of Nidesh, who suffered injuries on his hands and legs was critical and he had been shifted to the Kozhikode Medical College hospital.

  1. Hindu woman animal activist thrashed by rabid and frenzied Muslim mob

In October 2017, a woman, Nandini M (45), a software engineer, was attacked and brutally thrashed by a 100-member Muslim mob for reporting illegal cow slaughter to police and trying to rescue the animals from the slaughterhouse near Tippu Circle in Bengaluru’s JP Nagar. The mob shouted pro-Pakistan slogans and pelted stones, concrete block, boulders and glass bottles at her car from all sides. She suffered serious injuries.

  1. RSS Leader shot dead in Punjab

On 17th October, RSS leader Ravinder Gosai was shot dead by unidentified men in Ludhiana‘s Kailash Nagar in the morning when returning home from RSS Shakha. Three Hindu leaders have been murdered in Punjab this year by unidentified gun-men.

  1. Senior BSF Officer dies after vicious attack by cow smugglers near Bangladesh border

On 16th October, a senior Border Security Force (BSF) officer, deputy commandant Deepak Mondal of the 145th battalion, was brutally and viciously attacked by a group of cattle smugglers in Belardeppa border post in the Sipahijala district of Tripura near Bangladesh border.

  1. Jammu students beaten after protesting National Anthem disrespect by Assistant Commissioner

Mohd Syed Khan, Assistant commissioner (Revenue) refused to listen to and insulted the National Anthem in Government Model Higher Secondary School (Boys). When students protested they were thrashed by the local police.

  1. Dalit girl in Madhya Pradesh raped by Muslim man and filmed by his relative

An 18-year old Dalit girl was raped by one Imran Khan in Susner town of Agar-Malwa district of Madhya Pradesh. A female relative of the perpetrator recorded the entire incident on her mobile phone and subsequently put the video on online platforms to shame the girl when she refused to be blackmailed into submitting to sexual exploitation again.

  1. Violent Muslim mob attacks Hindus and police in Bihar

A frenzied Muslim mob viciously attacked Hindus with swords during Muharram procession in Thakurganj in Bihar. The mob resorted to stone-pelting also and destroyed Hindu property. They then stormed into a temple, vandalized temple property and assaulted the Brahmin pujari Muralidhar Sharma and also ransacked his house. Two police personnel were also severely injured.

  1. Hindu women viciously attacked by Muslim neighbors in Bangladesh

A Hindu woman Manju Rani (30) was viciously attacked by her Muslim neighbors Dulal Khalifa and his wife Renu Begum due to some alleged land dispute in Dauspara village of Bauphal Upazila of Patuakhali District in the Division of Barisal, Bangladesh. Dulal Khalifa tried to remove Manju Rani’s right eye with a bamboo scissor and she sustained massive injuries. The Muslim couple then proceeded to thrash Manju Rani’s mother Manika Rani and sister in law Shipra Rani.

  1. Hindu man attacked and house ransacked by Muslim neighbors in Bangladesh

A Hindu man, Haripada Haldar, resident of Fulkuchi village of Khidder Para Union under Lohajang upazila of Munshiganj District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh, was brutally attacked and his house completely vandalized by his Muslim neighbors Azizul and others. One Rabbi (23) son of Ruhul Amin has been arrested so far. The attack happened with regards to an alleged property dispute.

  1. Hindu family faces sever threat in Barishal Bangladesh from Muslim neighbor

A Muslim land owner Ayub Ali Hawalder of Dudhol Union of Chargom Mouza of Bakerganj Upazila, forcibly assaulted Bimal Sarkar of a neighboring land and demanded that the Hindu family hand over their ancestral agricultural land. When they refused, the Hindu family was beaten up, Muslims took possession of their land by throwing them out and cut trees worth 2 lakhs Bangladesh Taka (INR 1.5 lakhs). The family was forced to flee their ancestral place.

  1. 12 Year old Hindu girl raped by 3 Muslim men in West Bengal

A 12 year old girl, student of standard VII was gang-raped by a group of 3 Muslim men, Sheikh Amin, Rashid Naskar and Salim Noskara. The girl was alone in her house when the incident occurred. The 3 accused Muslim men already have a list of pending theft and other criminal charges against them.

  1. Secularists attack Madurai village temple ritual, dub it “exploitative”

A centuries-old ritual held at its Ezhai Katha Amman temple in Vellalur, about 30 km from Madurai town Tamil Nadu was recently attacked vehemently by secularists and self-proclaimed human rights activists on account of being “primitive” and “exploitative”. The Vellalur community in question are strong nationalists and have a strong sense of their agrarian identity which does not sit well with elite English speaking “activists”. As part of one of the ritual, young girls aged between 6 and 10, stay for 15 days in the temple. This was immediately picked up by the secularist-progressive brigade and dubbed regressive and exploitative. An inquiry by Madurai District Collector K Veera Raghava Rao not only found no evidence of abuse, but also learnt that parents had willingly sent their children.

  1. Kali Temple vandalized in Bangladesh by Islamists

The Purba Para Kali Mandir in Netrakona district of Mymensingh Division in northern Bangladesh was vandalized by suspected Muslim intruders and four statues, Kali, Radha, Krishna and Jagai-Madhai, were desecrated and broken. The Hindu community of that area expressed deep concerns.

  1. Hindu Leader shot dead in Amritsar

Four unidentified assailants shot dead Vipina Sharma leader of Hindu outfit Hindu Sangarash Sena in broad day light on 30th October. The incident which was recorded on CCTV shows two turbanned persons shooting Sharma and investigations are on whether the assailants are associated with any hardline/ Khalistani  group.

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