A conference in the northern Indian city of Haridwar has prompted nationwide controversy after speakers and attendees called for violence, expulsion, and even genocide against Muslims in India. Many people in attendance have ties to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party [BJP]. Police investigations have been launched against some of the attendees.
Prabodhanand Giri, who has been photographed with senior members of India’s ruling party, stated, “Like Myanmar, the police, politicians, the army and every Hindu in India must pick up weapons and do this cleansing. There is no other option left.”