The purported Mahant Bajrang Muni Das, the mahant of Maharshi Shri Lakshman Das Udasi Ashram in Khairabad town of Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, has yet again made a provocative statement. Bajrang Muni has issued inciting remarks, urging for the slaughter of Muslims. He contends that India cannot transform into a Hindu state without eradicating the Muslim population.
A video featuring Bajrang Muni is going viral on social media. In the video, Bajrang Muni can be heard saying that Hindus will need to employ the same tactics as Muslims did through genocide to establish a Hindu Rashtra. He maintains that India cannot become a Hindu nation without the massacre of Muslims.
Following the widespread circulation of Bajrang Muni’s video, calls for his apprehension have amplified. Users are posting the video on social media platforms and demanding that he be arrested promptly.
Bajrang Muni has a history of making hateful remarks. In April last year, while leading a procession in front of a mosque, he issued threats of rape against Muslim women. Following a significant outcry, he was arrested and charged with the offense. However, he was later released on bail.
Das, the mahant of Maharshi Shri Lakshman Das Udasi Ashram in Khairabad town of Sitapur, had allegedly made the hate speech against Muslims on April 2. A video of it later surfaced on social media platforms.
The two-minute video, delivered outside a mosque, captures him employing the term “jehadi” to describe a Muslim. He also issued threats, claiming that if any man from the Muslim community were to harass a Hindu girl, he would himself rape their women.