The year 2022 will be recalled and reckoned for many attributes and news stories, for instance, Russia Ukraine war to universal historical inflation and economic recession. Unwarranted and uncalled-for happenings occurred across the globe. In this backdrop, a few issues those need to be looked upon are incidents like ‘Love Jihad’, Islamic radicalisation, fanatic-laden targetted attacks on Sanatanis and Hindus Pan India. Besides, protests of Muslim women in Iran, persecution of Muslim women in Afghanistan, targeted attacks on Hindus in Pakistan, Bangladesh, UK, persecution of Sikhs in Afghanistan and among other underlying pressing issues, captured headlines and prominence in the media.
The first Incident in India, which warrants concerted attention and focus was the killing of Hindu girl Shraddha Walkar, who was brutally murdered by Aaftab Amin Poonawala in Delhi in May 2022 in the guise of Love Jihad apparently. Aftab chopped off her body into 35 pieces crudely and dispassionately and disposed of those in an untravelled and distanced forest area over 18 days’ piece by piece, by first storing those in a refrigerator. The horrific incident came to light in November 2022. And very proudly, boldly and succinctly he recalls and highlights this terrible and heinous murder.
Attacks on Hindus
During Ram Navami, in the interregnum of Shobha Yatras (Holy recitations of Mantras and devotional bhajans) Hindus were attacked in Delhi, Karnataka, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and other places. Rudest and targeted incidents of stone pelting, arson and violence, were widely reported.
During Ram Navami, in the interregnum of Shobha Yatras (Holy recitations of Mantras and devotional bhajans) by Hindus were attacked in Delhi, Karnataka, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and other places. Rudest and targeted incidents of stone pelting, arson and violence, were widely reported.
The year 2022 will also be reminiscent for the simple reasons as to how Hindu woman Nupur Sharma stood firmly across to Islamists’ retorts against Hindu Gods and the Sanatani traditions as she was targeted for her passing innocent narration against Myslims’ Nabi Prophet Mohammed during her political debate on a Television Channel. Not only Islamists in India, but she was also threatened by Islamic terrorist organisations like Al Qaeda and ISIS.
Who will Forget the brutal beheading of Hindu tailor Kanhaiya Lal by Muhammad Riyaz and Muhammad Ghousen in June 2022 in Udaipur, Rajasthan for no rhyme or reason. Kanhaiya had just posted his moral support to Nupur Sharma through social media and that has stood as a crime in India, a nation of Hindu majority.
In Maharashtra too, Umesh Kolhe was also allegedly murdered by Shaikh Shakeel in Amravati for sharing a social media post supporting Nupur Sharma.
It would not be meeting out justice not to call upon 26-year young Harsha, who was stabbed to death by a group of Muslim youths on the night of February 25, 2022, at Kamat petrol bunk in Karnataka’s Shivmoga district. His sin was only that he supported the Anti-Hijab campaign in Schools.
To not miss out, what could be more dangerous than this incidence! In October 2022, NIA updated, pin printed to and apprised Kerala State Police Chief that 873 policemen of the Kerala Police had Popular Front of India (PFI) links. Notably, In February 2022, a civil officer of Karumannur Police Station in Thodupuzha region (Idukki district), was dismissed from the service for leaking details of RSS leaders and workers to the leaders of PFI.