On January 6, 2023, a video of targeted hate speech surfaced on the internet. At a joint event organized by the Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad in Ranapur, Madhya Pradesh, named the Shaurya Path Sanchalan, hate filled speeches were given against the religious minorities of India. The Hindutva speaker -espousing supremacist views —can be seen espousing a hard, right-wing, exclusionist ideology through their incendiary and inciteful speech, targeting the Muslim and Christian community.
The speaker in these videos is Azad Premsingh. His facebook profile is:
As can be seen through a brief view of his profile, the speaker has shared various posts and videos that propagate a false image of minority religions. In the name of “protecting” Hindu religion, Azad Premsingh has encouraged the oppression of and violence against the individuals belonging to minority religions. He has also spread misinformation about conversions, and has used termed such as “missionary terrorism” to denote conversion of Dalits and Adivasis to Christianity.
The speaker in these videos has not yet been recognised/identified. In the first video, the speaker can be heard saying that “woh ek bajrangi tha jisne purri Lanka jala di thi, hum toh fir bhi saekado mei hai (He was a Bajrangi who burnt the whole Lanka, we are still limited to hundreds).” As soon as this dialogue is said by the speaker, the crowd can be heard clapping and chanting “Jai Shree Ram”.
The speaker continues with his hate-filled instigating speech, and says “Bajrangiyo ka kaam aap logo ko maalum hi hai- Lanka Dehan, only Lanka Dehan. Baaki jo kaam hai who humare nahi hai, who Saadhu-Santo ke kaam hai (You all know the work of Bajrangis – Lanka Dahan, Only Lanka Dahan. The rest of the work is not ours, it is the work of saints)”
“Usssamay Bajrang Bali ne kari thi, isssamay, Kalyug mei, ab humko karna hai (At that time what Bajrang Bali had done, at this time, in the era of Kalyug, now we have to do it.)”
Again, the crowd starts clapping and chanting.
— Hate Detector 🔍 (@HateDetectors) January 6, 2023
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