The Haryana Police said they are investigating the veracity of a video of Rajput Karni Sena chief Kunwar Suraj Pal Amu making an anti-Muslim speech in favour of Hindu youths arrested in connection with the lynching of a Muslim youth Asif Khan in Mewat.
Seven days after Narendra Modi took oath as the 14th Prime Minister of India on May 26 2014, a mob of Hindu extremists waylaid a Muslim techie in the city of Pune in Maharashtra and thrashed him mercilessly for hours.
The trajectory between the two Asifs is a blueprint of the normalization of hate crimes against Muslims. Over the years, the levels of ‘shock’ have become more specific, factors of age and gender have taken precedence. If the victim is not unique by any such parameters, the hate crime passes as an ordinary ‘incident’ and not even an ‘accident’.
Gujarat MLA and Dalit politician Jignesh Mevani, was detained by Gujarat Police, on Tuesday for protesting inaction against police sub-inspector PR Solanki in connection with the lynching of Amrabhai Boricha, a 50-year-old Dalit resident of Ghogha, Gujarat.