Politics Over Karnataka Hate Speech Ban 2023

The Karnataka Congress manifesto banned organizations that “spread hatred against communities on grounds of religion or caste.”

It linked the Peoples Front of India, banned by the Bharatiya Janata Party administration at the Centre, with the Bajrang Dal, an offshoot of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, an arm of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, of which the BJP is an arm.

In the last days of the election, the BJP made it a big issue, causing a mini-storm.

The Congress manifesto gave the BJP a chance to discuss its favorite election plank—its ranks immediately equated Hanuman, also known as Bajrang Bali, with the Bajrang Dal, which takes its name from the Hindu deity, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi made two claims—both of which need to be proven—that the Congress was trying to lock up Lord Hanuman “just like when it had locked up Lord Rama.” Of course, the BJP campaigns on Rama and the temple in Ayodhya.

The Congress said that comparing Lord Hanuman to the Bajrang Dal insults the deity and hurts Hindu emotions. The BJP outlawed the Sri Ram Sene, a Goan organization named after Lord Rama, therefore it shouldn’t whine over the Bajrang Dal.

Tulsidas’ Hanuman Chalisa, one of India’s most iconic hymns, honors Lord Hanuman, who symbolizes devotion. Can the Bajrang Dal become associated with Bajrang Bali or the strong Hanuman? The BJP uses the Jai Bajrang Bali or Hail Hanuman slogan to polarize India’s two largest religious sects to win Hindu votes.

Can constitutionalists invoke gods and goddesses in public meetings? Why does the BJP reject other religions, activists, and politicians that use religious slogans like Allah-u-Akbar or God is magnificent in politics?

The Bajrang Dal, an offshoot of the VHP, rose to popularity in the 1980s by demanding the construction of a Lord Rama temple on the site of the Babri masjid in Uttar Pradesh. It extended nationwide to engage young people in the controversial campaign. also recruited young for religious duty, but also led to the ruin of a mosque erected in 1527 by Mughal king Babur in Hindustan.

The Bajrang Dal’s violent ideology was seen in India’s Babri mosque demolition.

During his Ram-Janaki Rath Yatra, its “volunteers” gave BJP leader LK Advani a cup of blood and a tilak of blood. Its programs were rooted in violence.

On the eve of the Babri mosque destruction, Bajrang Dal president and former Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Katiyar declared the rubble will be dumped into the Sarayu river. The destruction provoked the Bombay riots and fundamentalist attacks on minority Hindu communities in other nations.

Young couples celebrating Valentine’s Day has been a frequent target of the Bajrang Dal’s primitive views on technology and tradition. They assault couples in parks and restaurants on this day. It even “opposed” ladies and girls wearing jeans and created a dress code.

Bajrang Dal militants burned Roman Catholic priest Graham Steward Stains and his infant son, a “monumental aberration of time-tested tolerance and harmony” that former President KR Narayanan dubbed “the world’s inventory of black deeds”. Investigations implicated Bajrang Dal member Rajendra Pal “Dara Singh” in this terrible crime, despite Advani’s denials. Life imprisonment.

In 2006–2008, Bajrang Dal “activists” committed several violent acts. Naresh and VHP member Himanshu Panse were inadvertently murdered while constructing explosives, and a kurta-pyjama and fake beard were recovered nearby. It said the goal was to blame a bomb on a Muslim offender and then blame the whole Muslim community for the damage.

The Bajrang Dal has rejected suspicion of right-wing brigade members in previous cases. Yogesh Raj, another organization member, was arrested for killing inspector Subodh Kumar in Bulandshahr in January 2019. A cow was allegedly butchered. Kundan Kumar, a Bajrang Dal member, was arrested for inciting Ram Navami violence in Bihar Sharif.

The PFI? They also promote hate and violence. Intolerant religious groups may use violence. “The RSS is trying to change the nature of India,” Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said previously. No other Indian organization seeks to control its institutions.

Like the Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab world. One philosophy should permeate every institution and annihilate all others. After Anwar Sadat and Mahatma Gandhi were slain, the Muslim Brotherhood and RSS were banned. Rahul Gandhi called the fact that neither group admits women the “most interesting” contrast. They also reject liberty, equality, and brotherhood.

In recent decades, Indian religiosity and religion-based politics have grown. Even secular parties fear criticizing communal movements that utilize religion to gain or maintain power as society becomes more orthodox.

One can only tell them that the Taliban’s demands for women may seem dreadful, but oppression, even in degrees, produces anguish and torment—opposing jeans for women and enforcing the burqa are on the same spectrum of tyranny, even if the degrees vary.

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