“Every Hindu should pick up weapons and eliminate Muslims”: Hindutva leader
The Hindutva leader Yati Narsinghanand during a speech, said, “There is no other option you have to be prepared to kill or be killed and every Hindu should pick up weapons to exterminate the Muslims.” Several Hindu leaders from the far-right groups in India have called for an “ethnic cleansing.” The speech from the Hindutva leader came during the three-day summit in Uttarkhand.
Indian media also reported that a religious leader Swami Ananswaroop said that Muslim street vendors should be thrown out of the city. While the Hindutva leader, during the speech, said, “Like Myanmar, our police, our politicians, our army and every Hindu should pick up a weapon to conduct a safayi abhiyan.” Yati Narsinghanand is quoted by Dawn saying, “Economic boycott won’t work. Hindu groups need to update themselves. Swords look good on stage only. This battle will be won by those with better weapons.”
On the other hand, the All India Professionals’ Congress has condemned the incident and tweeted, “AIPC condemns in the strongest possible terms the genocidal statements made by Hindutva leaders in a 3 day hate speech.”