Hate-crime Tracker: Karnataka leads in anti-Muslim bigotry again

This article is a part of Siasat.com’s hate-crime tracker which chronicles atrocities against Muslims in India.

July bore witness to yet another series of hate crimes against Muslims in India. Aside from the resurgence of the debate on the hijab ban, communally charged murders also took place.

This article is a part of Siasat.com’s Hate-crime Tracker which chronicles atrocities against Muslims in India.

July 2:

Gujarat: An alleged gram panchayat notification bearing the Sarpanch’s name directing shopkeepers and residents not to buy anything from Muslim vendors was doing the rounds in a village in the Banaskantha district.

July 4:

A panchayat allegedly representing “all Hindu communities” in Haryana’s Manesar, barely 50 km away from Delhi, has called for the ‘economic boycott‘ of Muslims in the area. The speakers called on people to “not buy anything” from Muslim-owned shops and businesses.

Under the banner of ‘Samast Hindu Samaj’, the event held on July 3, witnessed at least 200 people in attendance.

July 6:

Members of the Bajrang Dal and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) barged into an auditorium in Soraba taluk’s Anavatti village in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district and stopped artists performing a play midway, alleging that they were promoting Islamic traditions inside a hall belonging to the Veerashaiva community.

The incident occurred on July 3, with several right-wing vigilantes threatening the troupe’s head, raising slogans against the play, and also forcing actors to leave the venue without completing the act.

July 7:

The Kolar Police filed a First Information Report (FIR) against Hindu Jagaran Vedike activist Keshav Murthy, on July 6 over his remarks on the Quran. The Karnataka convenor of Hindu Jagaran Vedike, Murthy was booked on July 1 after Zameer Ahamad, president of Anjuman-e-Islamia filed a complaint.

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