A lately launched report into the reason for the current clashes in Leicester following a cricket match between India and Pakistan refuted the allegations of any Hindutva or RSS extremism.
The report, revealed by Henry Jackson Society’s (HJS) Centre on Radicalisation and Terrorism, stated that influencers, a few of whom concerned in terrorism costs and radical actions, infected tensions and stoked violence via pretend information.
Incidents of violence had been reported in UK’s Leicester after a cricket match between India and Pakistan within the Asia Cup on August 28. As many as 47 folks had been arrested for his or her involvement within the violence.
“Proof of a Hindu nationalist presence within the UK is tenuous. Some organisations have been accused of hyperlinks to RSS and RSS linked people have visited the UK, that is problematic for group relations and requires additional investigation,” the HJS report, written by Charlotte Littlewood stated.
“Accusations of RSS terrorists result in plenty of Hindu youth briefly relocate for his or her security. There has by no means been a Hindu extremist terrorist assault within the UK and the youth in query had no affiliation to RSS,” the report added.
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The report stated there have been unverified reviews of Hindu youth assaulting Muslims and vice versa and added that there was no proof of involvement of any Hindu extremist or terrorist teams. It additionally observed a prejudice in opposition to demonstrations of Hindu pageant celebrations which was circulated on-line.
Mohammad Hijab, with over 6 lakh subscribers on YouTube, posted a photograph and video of himself main a gaggle via Leicester, captioned ‘Muslim patrol in Leicester’, on Instagram. The report stated that he was seen “encouraging Muslims to defend themselves bodily in opposition to Hindu “fascism”.”
Nonetheless, he confronted a robust opposition from native Muslim group and a crowd will be heard telling him to place the mike down and calling him an inciter and telling him to go away.
One Anjem Choudhary, a radical preacher jailed for inviting assist for the Islamic State group, had known as on the Hindu group to transform in his weblog. The report lists a number of different influencers who had been seen inciting violence and blaming Hindutva and its ‘facism’ for the Leicester violence.
The report stated that there was a misinformation marketing campaign in opposition to a piece of the Hindu group. The false claims, alleging Hindu temples of getting connections to RSS, led to tensions resulting in violence in Leicester and Birmingham.
The allegations of ‘Hindutva extremism’ and ‘RSS terrorism’ within the UK has resulted in incitements to violence and anti-Hindu hate on-line, vandalism of Hindu temples and reviews of assaults on the Hindu group and those that have professed assist for the Hindu group, it added.
The report, in its conclusion, known as for consideration to the potential radicalisation of members of the Hindu group and the Muslim group, who’re feeling aggrieved and could also be susceptible to false narratives.
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