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BJP leader threaten Muslims during campaign - DOTO

BJP leader threaten Muslims during campaign

A video was shared multiple times on Twitter on 21st February. The video features BJP's sitting MLA from Dumariaganj, and in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Hindu Yuva Wahini - Raghvendra Pratap Singh. In the video, Singh is seen using numerous expletives towards Muslims. Singh told The Indian Express on Monday that he made the remark five days ago, but added that it was said “in another context, as an example” and that he “had no intention to threaten anybody”. In the video he says: “Tell me, will any Muslim vote for me? So be aware that if Hindus of this village support another side, they have Muslim blood in their veins. They are traitors… Even after so many atrocities, if a Hindu goes over to the other side, he should not be allowed to show his face in public.” He goes on to add, If the warning is not heeded, I will let everyone know who Raghvendra Singh is. I can tolerate personal insults and betrayals, but I will destroy those who try to insult the Hindu community. Later in the day, an FIR was registered at Dumariyaganj police station against Singh, under Indian Penal Code sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on the grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage reli­gious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or reli­gious beliefs), 505(2) (statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation).

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Not known
Number of victims 0 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Not known Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

FIR was registered at Dumariyaganj police station against Singh, under Indian Penal Code sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and

Investigating agency Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation :FIR lodged, no arrests yet Current status Not known
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Date of incident: February 19, 2022
Nature of Violence
  • Hate Speech / Slander
  • Threat
  • Causal factors
  • Other
  • Name of the victim : Not specific individual(s)
    Name of Perpetrator Raghvendra Pratap Singh
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Siddharthnagar(Navgarh)
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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