Yogi Adityanath, a fanatical Hindtuva priest (wants India to be a “Hindu Rashtra,” or Hindu state) from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, which has a population equivalent to Brazil, was appointed by Narendra Modi’s BJP to be the state’s Chief Minister. Uttar Pradesh is roughly 80% Hindu and 20% Muslim.
Speaking about Muslims he displayed such Yogi wisdom as:
“If the other side does not stay in peace, we will teach them how to stay in peace…in the language that they understand.” (Hindustan Times, 2014)
“In places where there are 10 to 20% minorities, stray communal incidents take place. Where there are 20 to 35% of them, serious communal riots take place and where they are more than 35%, there is no place for non-Muslims,” he had said. (Aap Ki Adalat, 2014)
“If they kill one Hindu, then we will kill 100 Muslims.” (Azamgarh speech, 2007)
“If they convert 1 Hindu girl, we will convert 100 Muslim girls.” (Azamgarh speech, 2007)
One wonders: will the Yogi try and make good on his call to followers to “rape dead Muslim women,” and place “idols in every mosque?” Adityanath, has been implicated in several cases for rioting and murder:
In year 1999; legal case against him was registered under section 147 (punishment for riot), 148 (rioting with deadly weapon), 295 (insult to a community’s worship site), 297 (encroachment on cemeteries) , 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on the basis of religion, caste, birthplace, residence, language etc.), 307 (attempt to murder) and 506 (punishment for criminal threat) were registered in the Maharajganj district.
Case of murder: It also the matter of Maharajganj, where the case was registered under section 302 (death penalty). Apart from this, a case was lodged against him under 307 (attempt to murder) 504 (intentional insult with intent to disrupt peace) and 427 (damaging the currency note of fifty rupees).
Some of the other policies that Adityanath promotes consist of the forced conversion of Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, which he describes as a “homecoming” but that most people understand to be crimes against humanity.
A fact finding report of the All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) on Kushinagar found dozens of cases of rapes and forced kidnappings of young Muslim girls for religious conversion.
The report by AIMMM came on the heels of an event in Agra in which 50 poor Muslim families were forcibly converted to Hinduism. The families were lured by Hindutva activists under the pretense they would be attending a Hindu religious ceremony where food would be given and ration cards handed out to them.