India: Regime destroys houses of several Muslim figures after religious riots

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Security forces in India have demolished the homes of several Muslim figures allegedly linked to riots triggered by derogatory remarks about the Prophet Mohammed. The property owners in Uttar Pradesh were told to vacate their homes beforehand. Muslims have been protesting after anti-Islamic comments made by two leading members of the governing BJP. Police have arrested more than 300 people in connection with the unrest. The remarks were made by BJP spokeswoman Nupur Sharma during a TV debate in May. The BBC is not repeating Ms Sharma’s remarks as they are offensive in nature. The comments incensed Indian Muslims and outraged more than a dozen Islamic nations. The head of the party’s Delhi media unit, Naveen Kumar Jindal, was also expelled for sharing a screenshot of her offensive comment in a tweet. Their comments (especially Ms Sharma’s) led to protests in some states.” (06/12/22)