The Muslim Council of Britain has condemned the targeting of Muslim communities in Leicester by far-right Hindutva groups.

The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella body with over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and professional networks.

In the past few days, there has been a heightening of tensions among the Hindu and Muslim communities of Leicester, as concerns grow about the rise of violent right-wing Hindutva extremism taking root locally.

On Saturday, groups of balaclava-clad men led a march, chanting Jai Shriram slogans rooted in hindutva nationalist supremacism, along Green Lane Road – a predominantly Muslim and Sikh populated area.

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