Madhya Pradesh is following the Gujarat’s manual of Genocide

After every communal incident, the statement of the Home Minister, Narottam Mishra himself in the media in support of the saffron gang and against the victim's side is proof of it.

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When people in Indore in MP gathered outside the police station in support of a bangle seller Mohammad Taslim, an FIR was lodged against them for raising religion-based communal slogans, spreading hysteria, and blocking the road at 12 o’clock in the night.

On the other hand, when Hindu organisations held violent demonstrations in Indore later that week, a case was registered against two and a half thousand people— all unnamed.

Interestingly, on Tuesday, thousands of saffron-clad right-wing elements together with hoarding banners of Hindu Jagran Manch took out a rally against the bangle seller Taslim which led to road jams for hours but the police arrested did not arrest anyone for disturbing social harmony, disturbing law and order or blocking the road.

In fact, following the political trajectory of Narendra Modi, an ambitious dream of being in the central corridors of power is growing in the eyes of Home Minister Narottam Mishra.

This means that in Madhya Pradesh, any major violent act/acts might be carried out on the lines of Gujarat.

MP’s Home Minister Narottam Mishra’s argument about the Muslim bangle seller having two Aadhar cards is utterly shameful.

Later, the police administration was also seen playing along with the narrative of the state government in MP.

Since coming to power by horse-trading the MLAs of the elected Kamal Nath government, efforts are being made by those in power to attack the communal harmony of the state.

After every communal incident, the statement of the Home Minister himself in the media in support of the saffron gang and against the victim’s side is proof of it.

Earlier this week, Mishra told the media that the application made by the Muslim society to ban the Popular Front of India (PFI) is being considered at the statutory level.

A few days ago in Indore, people of VHP and Bajrang Dal had demonstrated at Indore Collector’s office in protest against “love jihad” and “land jihad”. The demonstrations by them included hate speech.

Similarly a few days back, a procession of Shiv Dola was taken out by Hindus from near the mosque in Sendhwa in Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh and communal statements were made along with raising provocative slogans. In that procession, slogans like “Shoot……” were also raised in front of the mosque.

According to local reporters, that rally had gone out without the permission of the administration, but even after several days, no action was taken. Whereas a few days ago, more than 50 people were booked for taking out a procession of Muharram without permission.

Former Barwani District Magistrate Ajay Gangwar took a dig at Collector Barwani and said that “bureaucrats themselves have turned into saffron brigade”. In 2016 also a similar attempt was made in front of the mosque which was stopped.

Earlier in the first week of January 2021, people of the Muslim communities were attacked in Indore, Ujjain, Mandsaur, Rajgarh districts of MP, and then action was taken by the administration to demolish the houses of the accused from the minority community.

On the other hand, saffron flags were hoisted when mosques were attacked. After breaking the houses of the people of the minority community, the saffron mob entered their houses, ransacked, looted, and then engaged in arson, but despite all this, no action was taken against a single saffron criminal.

On the contrary, State Home Minister Narottam Mishra had spoken about making a law to confiscate the property of the minority community accused.

On January 6, on Wednesday, Home Minister Narottam Mishra had said in a threatening tone in front of the media about the incidents of stone-pelting on the saffron brigade that was raising funds for the Ram temple in Madhya Pradesh. “If you do wrong, you will stop, if you do not believe, you will hit.”

Earlier, justifying the administrative action like demolition of the houses of Muslim accused, Narottam Mishra had said – “The house from which stones will come, stones will be removed from that house.”

Significantly, in December-January, the Madhya Pradesh government had cracked down on Muslim accused after incidents of alleged stone-pelting on saffron mobs taking out processions for donations from Muslim-dominated areas in Indore, Ujjain, and Mandsaur.

And then addressing the media, Mishra had said that the government has decided that not only action will be taken against those who damaged public property, but the amount of damage will also be recovered along with punishment; for this, even their property can be confiscated.

Earlier, on the lines of the Yogi government of Uttar Pradesh, the government of MP had brought ‘Religion Freedom Bill-2020’ on conversion and RSS’s Shigufe Love Jihad.

Also read: Century Mill Factory Workers and Medha Patkar Beaten up by Police in Madhya Pradesh

The report was originally published at Janchowk. It is translated into English by Aparna Sanjay. 

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