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A Hindu extremist, disguised as a Muslim woman in a burqa, was caught trying to throw beef at a Hindu temple according to a video viral on social media. The perpetrator was dressed was donning a burqa in order to carry out the crime. The aim ostensibly was to incite a riot between Hindus and Muslims.
The discriminatory behavior of Indian government towards the Muslims of India and Indian Occupied Kashmir (IHK) is on the rise since the Hindutva extremist party BJP came to power. The BJP is the political wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideology. Therefore, extremist elements of Indian society are picking up the courage to take the law in their own hand to the peril of Muslims. As a result, incidents of communal violence against Muslims have increased over a period of one year.
In October 2016, Abhishek Yadav, a Hindu official from the nationalist Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) group, was arrested after a woman complained she had been attacked by a male figure in the crowd wearing the full-veil garment in a Muharram congregation
Hindutva extremists routinely use the issue of cow slaughter to incite violence between Muslims and Hindus. Muhammad Akhlaq was beaten to death and his 22 years old son was severely injured on September 28 in Dadri, Utter Pardesh, after it was rumoured that the family had been storing and consuming beef. The incident was triggered by an announcement by a local temple. Later on, forensic tests have revealed that family had been storing mutton in their fridge and not beef.
Throwing beef at Hindu Temple while wearing Burqas is a staple of Hindu extremists. In October 2015, another RSS activist was caught while doing the same thing in a similar attire in Azamgarh. Similarly in October 2016, Abhishek Yadav, a Hindu official from the nationalist Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) group, was arrested after a woman complained she had been attacked by a male figure in the crowd wearing the full-veil garment in a Muharram congregation.
The recent incident highlights that The Muslims of India have been living under fear, horror, panic and dread due to the machinations of Hindutva extremists.