Hindu Sena defaces India Islamic Cultural Centre sign board as ‘Terrorist Centre’

TFP/ Syed Sufwan Mohiuddin

New Delhi, Nov 1: Activists of the right-wing organization, Hindu Sena defaced the signboard of the India Islamic Cultural Centre in Delhi, by sticking posters that read ‘Jihadi Islamic Terrorist Centre’ on it, on the morning of Sunday, November 1.

The organization’s president Vishnu Gupta confirmed the same to a leading online news portal.

The group said it was angry at the Muslim community for their “terrorist activities” in France and elsewhere in India.

However, the posters were later removed, according to the Station House Officer (SHO) of Lodhi Colony. Similarly, the India Islamic Cultural Centre desk representative said there was nothing there now.

Gupta said that the Hindu Sena karyakartas (workers) are angry looking at terrorist activities on television and social media.

In France, terrorist attacks are continuously increasing and everyone is coming together to raise their voice against this terrorism, he said, adding that in India, there are Islamic extremists who are openly standing in support of such acts.

He referred to protests that broke out in various parts of the country against French President Emmanuel Macron’s defense of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

“That is what happened in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh and Aligarh Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh, amongst other places,” he said.

While Vishnu Gupta believes that these protests were organized in support of the violence by radical Muslims in France, the protests in India in fact denounced the use of violence entirely.

It may be mentioned that the protests in India and elsewhere in the Muslim world are against France President Emmanuel Macron’s defense of controversial Charlie Hebdo cartoons, which show Prophet Mohammad and Islam in a poor light.

Further, referring to the India Islamic Cultural Centre, in particular, Gupta said, “Islamic Cultural Centre is not Indian culture.”

Bam Bam Thakur, a representative of Hindu Sena said that the group’ activist placed the posters on the Centre’s signboard at around 9:30 am in the morning.

“We do not know who took it off, but we definitely went there and put it up today,” he said.

Sharing three image-proofs of the same to a news reporter, Thakur said, “the image has not been photoshopped or anything.”

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