“Hope you all remember what happened in 2002”. A news report about a Muslim doctor and his Hindu compounder spreading message of peace in violence-hit Basirhat has angered a BJP youth leader to go on a communal rant and threaten violence. There is nothing offensive in the news posted by Hindustan Times on its Facebook page but for some reason, Srinivas Raghavan, the General Secretary of a BJP Yuva Morcha has taken great offence to it.

Reacting to HT report on a doctor’s appeal for communal harmony, Raghavan said, “I remember what Mahatma Gandhi did. Enough is enough. We will not tolerate this anymore. Hope you all remember what happened in 2002.” When confronted by other users, he continued his rant, talking of “warning you guys”, “go back to your mother country”, “we are waiting to take revenge” (of 17th century rulers), “the day is not too far”, and so on.

In his Facebook profile, Raghavan describes himself as a “charismatic go-getter” and a “believer in making India great again”. His page is full of pictures with senior BJP leaders.

Not the first time

It is shocking to see a youth leader of India’s ruling party spewing hate on social media and threatening violence. Or maybe it is not so shocking, after all.  This is not the first time. There have been instances in the past where BJP supporters have called for a 2002 like massacre. Many feel ‘proud’ of 2002 and have no qualms about expressing it publicly on social media.

Tathagata Roy, the present Governor of Tripura and the former president of the West Bengal state unit of BJP from 2002 till 2006 had stated on Twitter about ‘appreciating what the Hindus did in 2002’.

Hate speech coming from Sangh leaders in not a one-off incident. RSS Mahanagar Prachar Pramukh of Ujjain Kundan Chandrawat in a speech earlier this year, boasted about killing 2000 Muslims in Gujarat and offered a bounty of 1 crore for bringing him Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijaya’s head.

In 2015, Amitesh Singh, who was followed by Prime Minister Modi on Twitter went a step further and actually gave call for a massacre. Singh was arrested over his tweet and has since disabled his account. In his twitter profile, Singh claimed to be vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Yuva Morcha but the party denied any association with him. As per news reports, Singh was the grandson of a BJP MP from Madhya Pradesh.

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HDL India, yet another hate spewing Hindutva handle, called to turn UP into Gujarat to save it from turning into Kashmir. The @HDLIndiaOrg account is now suspended

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The GodhraAgain rumor in 2015 was also started by @HDLIndiaOrg. The handle was also one of the select few followed by Prime Minister Modi on Twitter.

 

This is not all. There are several others who have made similar references to 2002 Gujarat riots.

bijay pandey after gujarat incident 2002 all dogs and biches were asked not to bark unnecessary. Still they r barking

In recent times we have seen Facebook posts and WhatsApp forwards result in lynching and riots. We have seen morphed pictures, doctored videos, rumours and now direct instigation and threats by a BJP youth leader. While the party may not take exception to incendiary words of its Youth Morcha leader, police and local authorities must keep a watch on such individuals for their role in instigating violence.

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Just look at the tweet of these guys, English bhi dhang se nahi aata, aagaye tweet karne.
These guys are proud about a riot, wow! Then there is no difference between ISIS and these guys coz they are proud of what wrongs they do .

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All the twitters expressing the the sentiments of crores and crores of Hindus really deserve CONGRATULATIONS !! The peace loving tolerant Hindus are misunderstood by the terrorist religion ! Yes enough is enough !! There should be some full stop for the high handedness of this adopted unworthy population.Their country is PAK.They have no legal right to stay in India.If they stay they should behave themselves !!

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CRB

You should move to North and join the bandwagon of hate mongers as you are unfit to live in South India where for centuries people of same DNA have been following the religion of their choice , eating food of their choice and above all living in peace and harmony.

TEJINDER BAJWA
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TEJINDER BAJWA

Are you not ashamed of your views? Do you think you have a right to live in this country? The true place for sick minds like you is jail, where you should spend rest of your life because you are hell bent to make this beautiful country hell.

MERA BHARTH MAHAN
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MERA BHARTH MAHAN

ALL BOKCHODS… JUST SPEECH DOES NOT WORK… IF YOU LOVE OUR COUNTRY SO MUCH THAN WHY DONT WE TAKE GUNS AND KILL ALL PAKISTANI.., INSTEAD OF TELLING OTHERS…

True Indian
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True Indian

why don’t you get out from this country instead of spreading hatred?! We don’t need hate mongers like you in India. You should be in ISIS because you justify a riot as they justify killing of people. ISIS is the best place for u. F**k off b***h

MERA BHARTH MAHAN
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MERA BHARTH MAHAN

EVERY RELIGION HAS 2 SECTS… NOW EVEN TERRORIST GROUP HAS ISIS AND RSS…. WOW….. IF ANY LEADER HAS GUTS CAN HE BE IN FRONT TO FIGHT WITH CHINA AND PAKISTAN….? THEY JUST ENCOURAGE INNOCENT PEOPLE… SHAME ON THIS GUYS…..

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TEJINDER BdAJWA

What is the law and order machinery doing in this country. Why can’t the respective Police Chiefs take suo moto notice of such provocative posts and such grave attempts to incite violence, and shut these bastards in jail?

Rudradip Biswas
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One word – disgraceful.

CRB
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CRB

Pidly looking Srinivas Raghavan using threats. Ha Ha Ha. It is like pom barking at tiger. Unlike North in South these cross belts are kept on leash by regional parties and his b***s would be chopped if he acts funny.