Pari Khan, who also goes by the name of Heer Khan made videos on YouTube which contained abusive remarks towards Hindu Gods. I watched just a few seconds of a video and the language was so vile that I, as a practicing Hindu, did not have the courage to watch further. In the viral video, she says that Ayodhya is a brothel and Goddess Sita is a prostitute. No doubt, the whole video has even more objectionable remarks.
She runs a YouTube channel and according to media reports, she had been making such videos, abusing Hindu Gods, since last 2 years and had threatened rape and riots to all those who oppose Muslims. She apparently supported both Jaish-e-Mohammed’s Maulana Masood Azhar and Rahul Gandhi. The titles of her video indicate that she is against CAA, NRC and other acts and events, that she claims are anti-Muslim in nature.
Quick action by UP Police
As soon as the videos went viral, there was a demand from a large section of Hindus to arrest Pari Khan. Many resourceful persons found her mobile number, city etc. from her online profiles, and reported the same to police. The UP Police launched a manhunt and soon identified her house, but she was absconding. She was finally arrested by Prayagraj Police from the house of a relative, and on the same day UP govt notified people through social media.
The response by Muslims and Hindus: a contrast
It is important to compare this case with the recent P. Naveen case of Bengaluru. The case was covered by HinduPost and involved a Facebook post of a picture with some content about Muhammad, prophet of Islam, that Muslims deemed objectionable. Although the picture quoted valid Islamic religious texts and Naveen claimed his account was hacked, that one picture was enough to rile thousands of Muslims to run riot in Bengaluru. Educated Muslims were seen campaigning on social media urging the violent mob to assemble, and many demanded public hanging of Naveen without any due process of law.
The mob went on to damage crores of property, including setting fire to house of a sitting Congress MLA, a Dalit, and dozens of policemen were injured in the clashes while two rioters died. It was after much difficulty that the situation could be brought under control. Let us see the key differences in the cases :-
- When Hindus felt offended by abusive content against their Gods, they took the legal route. No Hindu declared that the girl should be killed. No Hindu started a riot in Muslim majority areas and no one burnt police stations, vehicles etc. The just filed a complaint, campaigned for Khan’s arrest and waited for police action. Muslims, on the other hand, took to streets and the mobs started violence, arson and attacked the police. This indicates that the default mode of Hindu protest is legal and the default mode of Muslim protest involves lawlessness. Similar Muslim mobs and violent protests were seen in 2015/16 in the case of Kamlesh Tiwari, who was eventually murdered in his house last year.
- The silence of the liberals in Pari Khan case is deafening. Very few, if any, have criticized the girl. In the P. Naveen case, they not only criticized Naveen, but also defended the Muslims by pointing at the drama of ‘temple saving’ by certain Muslims. It later became clear that all the human chain charade was for uploading on social media and whitewashing the acts of rioters. However, the liberals focused on this rather than the riots. The liberals know that Hindus could easily have taken to rioting in this case too, but they have neither praised the restraint shown by Hindu community, nor complimented the police on quick action.
- Naveen will have to look over his shoulders for his whole life now. Already, a Muslim political leader form Samajwadi Party has declared a reward of Rs. 51 lakhs on anyone who can decapitate him. It is a certainty that he will see attacks on his life as Kamlesh Tiwari did. Kamlesh, after serving almost a year in jail under the draconian NSA – again for a single alleged comment against Muhammad in retaliation to Azam Khan’s abusive rant against Sangh pracharaks – was on bail and was finally killed in a brutal manner by people inspired by Jihadi ideology. Pari Khan can rest easy in this case. As much as Hindu Dharma and Hindutva have been demonized as intolerant and fascist, Hindus prefer the legal route rather than brutal killings favored by some Muslims.
Note: until recently, most Hindus have been apathetic about hate speech against them and anti-Hindu bigots got a free pass. While liberals & seculars applaud such ‘tolerance’, such apathy is condemnable and a sign of a society with zero self-respect. The change we have seen in the last few years of Hindus standing up to counter those who slander their Dharma and deities is very welcome.
From radicalised Muslims, to Christian missionaries, to neo-Ambedkarites, to stand-up comics, to liberal/Marxist intellectuals – hate for Hindus is real and damages the collective psyche of Hindu society when it goes unchallenged. New Hindu groups acting as community watchdogs and legal activists are adopting the right approach in tackling the menace of Hinduphobia. Now, it is up to the state to act swiftly and firmly against the anti-Hindu bigots to ensure the Hindu trust in the legal process is repaid.
This case serves as a warning to Hindus of Bharat. Islamism has spread its vile tentacles deep within the Muslim community. Radicalisation over the internet has turned many of them into hate filled zombies, who are ripe for recruitment by anti-national forces. Although, Pari Khan just made a video, people with such hate are potential terrorists.
It must be understood that it is precisely because of this hate against Hindus among radicalised Muslims, that CAA was necessary and a nationwide NRC is urgently needed. Every day we hear of atrocities against Hindus in Pakistan and Bangladesh. This should be highlighted by mainstream media, something it has failed miserably to do thus far.
The source of Heer Khan’s hate should be investigated and then closed for access. It may be some online video channel, some Maulvi giving sermon from a mosque or some other group of radicals. Heer Khan should face trial and be given exemplary punishment so that none other can dare to publicly abuse Hindu Dharma again.
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