Gurgaon: Hindutva men booked for chanting genocidal slogans against Muslims

The Gurgaon Police in Haryana have registered a first information report after members of Hindutva bodies VHP and Bajrang Dal chanted hateful and genocidal slogans against Muslims at a rally held on 29 June to protest the killing of a tailor in Udaipur.

In videos from the rally, the saffron men are seen chanting slogans in Hindi, saying “Shoot the traitors”, and “Muslims will chant the name of Ram, when they are hacked to death”. They also shouted derogatory slogans about the prophet Muhammed.

Nearly 100 VHP and Bajrang Dal cadres assembled at Nehru Park of Gurgaon Wednesday and marched till the city’s Harish Bakery chowk to protest the killing.

They burnt an effigy of “Islamic jihad terrorism”.

Gurgaon Police took suo motu cognisance of the rally and registered the case, the police spokesperson Subhash Boken said to The Indian Express.

The organisers of the rally have been charged under Sections 153A (promotion enmity between different communities), 295A (deliberately outraging religious feelings), 116 (abetment of offence), 34 (common intention) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) of the Indian Penal Code.