Police in northern Indian state of Uttarakhand registers case

Written by on December 27, 2021

Police in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand have registered a case after a meeting of Hindu leaders called for violence against Muslims.

Videos from the meeting showing offensive speeches by Hindu religious leaders went viral earlier this week, causing disgrace and violence.

The event took place in the holy town of Haridwar between December 17 and December 19, however, the police said they did not open a case until Thursday because there were no official complaints before that.

There have been no arrests yet, and the police case only mentions one man by name – Waseem Rizvi, a Muslim who says he has converted to Hinduism and is now known as Jitendra Narayan Tyagi.

Kevin Madu

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