In a video that has been circulating on social media, some young men can be seen holding a wooden replica of a rifle while being trained in using the same. Few of them can be seen holding real weapons or rifles. This video is purported to be of Bajrang Dal conducting a 3-day training in Mount Abu, Rajasthan.
As per a circular of Bajrang Dal a training program was indeed held in Mount Abu between April 13 and 15, 2023, called Rashtriya Shikshak Prashikshan Varg (National Teachers Training camp)
The details of what the training would entail is not mentioned anywhere.
There are some pictures from the camp as well:
A video, allegedly from the camp, shows men getting trained in how to use a rifle. As per Twitter account @HindutvaWatch, which keeps a track on hate incidents in the country, the training was being given under the leadership of far right leader and known hate offender Pravin Togadia.
Last year in May, Bajrang Dal had met criticism for allegedly holding weapons training at Ponnampet in Kodagu district, Karnataka, at an educational institute. There were videos of young men holding air guns and tridents and the police had reportedly booked Raghu Sakleshpura of the Bajrang Dal, Krishnamurthy of the VHP, Virajpete MLA K.G. Bopaiah, Madikeri MLA Appachuranjan, and MLC Suja Kushalappa…
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