Is a new form of terrorism erupting across India? The killing of Activists in different scenarios and in different places seems to be a new hate trend of Islamic Radicals. On Monday, a 26-year-old Bajrang Dal activist was brutally murdered in the Shivamogga district of Karnataka, prompting authorities to impose prohibitory orders and declare a holiday for schools and colleges.
Harsha, a tailor from the Seegehatti area of Shivamogga district, 270 kilometres from Bengaluru, has been identified as the deceased. Around 9.30 p.m., the attack occurred, and several vehicles were set on fire as a result of the killings.
Harsha was assassinated for his Facebook posts criticising the unnecessary Hijab debate in schools. Harsha was also a vocal supporter of secular uniforms in schools and colleges. In Shivamogga city, Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) has been enacted, and schools and colleges have declared Monday a holiday.
It should be noted that this has been one of the other hate crimes against Hindus in India lately. Harsha has joined the ranks of Kishan, Rupesh, and Hiralal.
Irfan Siddiqui and his brother Sanu brutally murdered Hiralal Gujrati, a 38-year-old Dalit, in Delhi on January 17, 2022. Irfan had recently been released from prison. He was in prison for rapping Hiralal’s sister. Irfan escaped from prison and murdered Hiralal, whose terrified family has posted a sign outside their home reading, Irfan is so terrified in the area that his family is being forced to leave. The accused is also a relative of AAP MLA Mukesh Ahlawat, according to the police.
Kamlesh Tiwari was killed in cold blood by two Islamists in Lucknow on October 18, 2019. They had posed as Hindu activists and had carried weapons inside boxes of sweets. In February 2021, Maulana Usmani had justified the murder of Kamlesh Tiwari. He had said, “There is a conspiracy to ruin the lives of Muslims.
Prior to his arrest by the Gujarat Anti-terrorism Squad (ATS) in connection to the gruesome murder of Kishan Bharwad, Maulana Qamar Gani Usmani had urged Islamists to continue to ‘defend’ the honour of Prophet Muhammad without any semblance of fear and termed it as “peaceful protest”.
On February 6, 2022 Rupesh Pandey was slain with cruelty, he was going for Saraswati Puja idol immersion. The slayers struck him in each and every part of his body. He was assassinated by a Muslim mob at Dulmaha village, Barhi police station, Hazaribagh district, Jharkhand. However, the Jharkhand Police refuses to label the incident as a mob lynching.
They were all young men who were deeply religious and proud of their Hindu heritage.
In India, one can clearly see the beauty of secularism: on the one hand, girls protesting for hijab go unharmed, people protesting against government laws go unharmed, maulanas and quazis who instigate crowd and brainwash people go unharmed which should actually happen in every matter as no one deserves to get murdered on any basis; communal, political or religious but regardlessly they receive media attention for shouting communal and provocative slogans, whereas boys like Harsha are murdered for simply sharing pictures on social media or following their roots. Is this the Indian version of secularism, and is this going to happen to Hindus in India?
Manglore Muslim organisation official page also posted against Harsha and falsely accused him as an abuser of prophet Mohammad due to which hatred against him was amplified and eventually resulted in his death.
On Monday morning, Karnataka home minister Araga Jnanendra met with the deceased’s family and expressed his condolences for their loss. On Sunday, he spoke at a gathering about communal forces attempting to disrupt the state’s peace and poison young minds. The situation in Shivamogga has been tense in recent weeks as a result of the Hijab row. However, it’s unclear whether death has anything to do with the ongoing debate.