Police Probes Right-Wing Leader’s ‘Hate Speech’

Srinagar- The Jammu and Kashmir police have started a probe into a purported hate speech video showing a right wing leader in Samba district of Jammu calling the members of Hindu community to “pick up swords and be ready for war”, against the Muslims.

The unidentified leader from Antar Rashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP) in the video shared widely on social media can be heard telling people that “war is not a new thing, and it has been done in past eras too”. The programme was held at Ghagwal in the Samba district of the Jammu division. The purported  hate speech video surfaced on various social media platforms on Tuesday.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Samba Benam Tosh told Kashmir Observer that the police was verifying the details of the alleged hate speech and necessary action will be taken as per law.

“We are checking the details and are in touch with top officials. We will take legal action once things get clear,” Tosh said.

In the viral video which surfaced on Twitter and Facebook, the AHP leader can be seen addressing people in a hall and asking them if the “DNA of Hindus and Muslims were the same”. The audience can be heard responding with a “no”. The video has been released on Twitter by the page HindutvaWatch.

At the meeting, a policeman can be seen sitting on the stage with AHP leaders.

“Be ready for war. Whoever survives in this, will get the title of veer (Braver man). Under the guise of brotherhood, we (Hindus) have been made scapegoats and then chopped into pieces,” the AHP leader says in his speech.

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