The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) raised the demand on Sunday (November 14) after the massive anti-Hindu violence in Maharashtra on Friday (November 12) on the call of Raza Academy.
The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) Sunday (November 14) demanded a ban on Mumbai-based extremist organisation Raza Academy. The demand was raised in the backdrop of massive anti-Hindu violence in Maharashtra on the call of Raza Academy and other extremist Muslim organisations.
"Raza Academy has a history of inciting anti-Hindu violence. The anti-Hindu violence in Maharashtra, which started after Friday (November 12) prayers, was also called by the Raza Academy. So, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) demands a ban on Raza Academy and other such extremist organisations", VHP General Secretary Milind Parande said.
He added it was very unfortunate that attacks on Hindus are happening when there is a Shiv Sena led government in Maharashtra. The Shiv Sena president and son of Bal Thackeray, Uddhav Thackeray, is the chief minister of the coalition government in the state. The Congress and NCP are the coalition partners.
After the Friday (November 12) prayers, Muslims in Maharashtra started attacking the Hindu houses and commercial establishments. The protest was called by the Raza Academy and other extremist Muslim organisations to protest the attack on Muslims in Tripura.
The Tripura Police had busted the fake news about the attack on mosques in Tripura.
On Tuesday (October 26), Hindus in Tripura had organised Aakrosh Rally to protest the Islamist attack on Hindus in Bangladesh. One such rally in Panisagar, where more than 50 per cent were women in the rally, was attacked by Muslims.
The Islamists started spreading fake news that one mosque in Panisagar was attacked and vandalised by Hindus.
Dr. Surendra Jain, Joint General Secretary of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), said, "It's very old tactic of Islamists. First they will indulge in violence and then play victim card."
He added, "In Tripura's Panisagar case too, mosque was not attacked. On the contrary, the attack on the rally was launched from the mosque."
"During yesterday's protest rally in Panisagar, North Tripura, no masjid was burnt and the pictures being shared of burning or damaged masjid or collection of sticks etc are all fake and are not from Tripura. They may be of some countries", The Tripura Police had said on October 27.
Rahul Gandhi, on October 28, well after the Tripura Police had busted the fake news, posted a comment on social media saying Muslims in Tripura were under attack.
The Tripura Police, in a series of Tweets, busted the fake news about the attack on the Panisagar mosque.
It said, "Certain persons by using fake social media IDs are spreading fake news/rumours on Tripura. It is informed that law & order situation in the State is absolutely normal."
"Some vested interests are trying to disturb the peaceful communal situation of Tripura. Tripura Police requests every citizen of Tripura to help it in maintaining law and order and peace in Tripura", the Tripura Police added.
The Islamists in Bangladesh spread fake news on October 13 that Quran was desecrated in one of the Durga Pooja Pandals. Muslim mobs started attacking the pooja pandals, temples and Hindu houses.
On October 15, when Hindus were celebrating Dussehra, a Muslim mob of more than 200 people attacked the ISKCON temple in Noakhali.
In the anti-Hindu violence in Bangladesh, more than 15 Hindus lost their lives, and many properties were destroyed.
The Union Home Ministry had said on Sunday (November 14) that fake news about Tripura was used as a pretext to indulge in violence in Maharashtra.
"In Maharashtra, there have been reports of violence and unsavoury statements that are aimed at disturbing peace and harmony, based on fake news regarding Tripura. This is very concerning, and it is urged that peace is maintained at all costs," the Ministry of Home Affairs statement read.
The VHP also demanded that the victims of the Maharashtra anti-Hindu violence be compensated. The compensation amount should be collected from the office-bearers of the extremist Muslim organisations that incited the violence on Friday (November 12).