Editor’s note: in Karnataka earlier this year, the RSS-affiliated miscreants were caught red-handed hoisting Pakistani flag to foment communal tension. Why in India a few random instances of inter-religious gone bad are easily termed as love jehad, a conspiracy in which a whole community is supposedly involved, whereas the increasing instances of Hindu youths masqurading as Muslims and issuing threat are not seen as a conscious effort to malign and criminalise the Muslim community? And they are described as mentally unstable Hindu youth while a Muslim in similar act will be called a terrorist with so many national and international links. Younus SK describes such recent instances here –
POSING AS MUSLIMS, HINDUS COMMIT MISCHIEFS TO WHIP UP ANTI-MUSLIM FRENZY
Last month in a poster that surfaced in Kolkata one “Jamaat ul Mujahideen Bangladesh” terrorist threatened to bomb West Bengal. Days later, police traced the man behind the terror threat. It was Amiya Sarkar- a Hindu. (02 Dec 2014, The statesman)
Earlier this month in Muzaffarnagar police arrested Hindu VHP worker Deshraj Singh for placing loaves of buffalo meat in front of at least three Hindu temples. ( 22 December 2014, NDTV )
Recently 16 ministers in Rajasthan got threat mails in which an “Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist” said that his group would launch series of terror attacks in the state. Police lodged FIR against unknown IM terrorist group. Then, last week Rajasthan ATS tracked down a Hindu man Sushil Chaudhary who reportedly had sent those threat mails posing as a Muslim IM terrorist. (28 December 2014, Times Of India)
This week another Hindu boy was held by Bangalore police for posting threatening tweets to bomb the city. He adopted a fake Muslim identity of Abul Khan to create his twitter page. ( 29 December, 2014, Hindustan Times )
The mischiefs by the four culprits clearly indicate that they hatched the conspiracies basically to implicate some innocent Muslims in the cases and whip up an anti-Muslim frenzy or in the society. Their actions held potential even to trigger anti-Muslim violence.
Interestingly, none of these four Hindus have been booked for serious offences. While releasing them, after perhaps only some rounds of rebukes, the police and media made every effort to convince us that the men were stressed, depressed or mentally unsound.
On the other hand, there are examples of Muslims spending years in jail for sending terror threats threats over emails; in those cases police did not find any evidence of terror linked to them and they were finally acquitted by the courts- but not before they have spent years in jail.
According to our security agencies, a Muslim can never be stressed, depressed or mentally unsound- he can only be a hardcore terrorist !