BJP MLA targets minorities in hate speech

BJP MLA from Khatauli, Vikram Saini vented out hate speech against minority communities at a public function. Saini attacked Muslim and Christian Minority Communities specifically. He said that "some foolish leaders allowed bearded men to stay in India" and "now we(Hindus) are in a fix because of them." He said that the Muslims received the amount of money proportional to the length of their beards, through the government-sponsored welfare schemes given by last government. Attacking the Christian community he said that the New Year for Hindus "will fall on March 18 and not on January 1". He said that the Christians have grabbed so many areas and their influence is now reflecting in the Indian Culture as people now say "Good Morning" and "Good Night" instead of "Ram Ram".

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Other :Public Function
Number of victims 0 Identity of victim Muslims/Christians
Location of incident Other Was cross FIR filed Not Applicable
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

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judgement Reference other information Saini had also made such statements in March 2017 when he had threatened to break the limbs of cow killers and later in July when he was seen threatening Muzaffarnagar SDM reportedly saying he would set a local chemical fa
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Date of incident: January 03, 2018
Nature of Violence
  • Hate Speech / Slander
  • Causal factors
  • Hurting religious sentiments
  • Name of the victim : Unknown
    Name of Perpetrator BJP MLA Vikram Saini
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Muzaffarnagar
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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