HATE CRIME UPDATE : Police in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand have launched an investigation after Hindu leaders called for violence against Muslims. Videos from a meeting of Hindu religious leaders showing provocative speeches went viral earlier this week, sparking outrage. The event took place in the holy town of Haridwar between 17 and 19 December.
HATE CRIME UPDATE : A group of men led by a politician on Thursday barged into a Gurgaon private school and disrupted a Christmas carnival. They also raised slogans of “Jai Shri Ram (long live Lord Ram)” and “Bharat Mata Ki Jai (hail mother India)”. The incident is from the Narhera village in Gurgaon’s Pataudi town.
HATE CRIME UPDATE : Guwahati: Christmas celebrations were disrupted in Assam’s Silchar on Saturday after men claiming to be members of the Bajrang Dal – a right-wing group with close ties to the ruling BJP – forced their way into a church and demanded it be shut down because Hindus could not take part in the festivities. The attackers claimed they had no issue with Christians celebrating Christmas but declared they would not allow Hindus to do so, because December 25 was also ‘Tulsi Diwas’.