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Hindutva and The Leicester Disturbances

Hindutva and The Leicester Disturbances

In the realm of academia, where the pursuit of knowledge and the exchange of ideas are paramount, instances that blur the line between scholarly discourse and ideological bias warrant a critical examination. The case in point is Dr. Chris Allen, a professor renowned for his proclivity towards Islamist sympathies, whose recent contribution to the London School of Economics’ blog has ignited a fervent debate concerning objectivity, veracity, and the boundaries of responsible scholarship.

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Leicester Attack on Hindus

Leicester Attack on Hindus

From late August to the 20th of September 2022, Hindus and Hindu temples in Leicester were targeted and attacked. Violent attacks and vandalism of homes by Islamist mobs over 3 consecutive nights of the 4th, 5th and 6th of September 2022, had left the Hindu community in Leicester afraid for their safety.

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The Machiavellian Approach: British Divide and Rule in Colonial India

The Machiavellian Approach: British Divide and Rule in Colonial India

New Delhi, 7th September 2023: The “divide and rule” policy, also known as “divide and conquer, was a strategy employed by the

British colonial administration in various parts of their empire, including India. The goal of this policy was to maintain control over a

diverse and often restive population by creating divisions and conflicts among different groups, thereby weakening any unified

opposition to British rule.

Here are some of the ways the British implemented this policy:

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The myth of ‘British Hinduvta’: lessons from Leicester

The myth of ‘British Hinduvta’:

“Cow piss drinkers”, “violent vegetarians”, “BJP terrorists”, were but a few of the slurs that came to be associated with the unrest. The slurs denigrated the Hindu faith and attached British Hindus to political affairs in India. Indeed, what we saw in Leicester comes straight from the anti-Semitism playbook.

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"Anti-Hindu Hatred Abhorrent...": UK Minister For Local Government

“Anti-Hindu Hatred Abhorrent…”: UK Minister For Local Government

UK Minister for Local Government, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Lee Rowley on Monday said “anti-Hindu hatred is abhorrent and has no place in our communities”.
He said the UK government is working with the police and community partners to monitor and combat it.

Mr Rowley was responding to a question by UK Member of Parliament Navendu Mishra.

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Freedom of Hindu Beliefs by British Sanatan Dharmic Alliance

Freedom of Hindu Beliefs 2022 Events

The British Sanatan Dharmic Alliance organised an event called Freedom of Hindu Beliefs. It was a first of its kind event, bringing together prominent parliamentary figures, community leaders, Hindu rights activists, academics and members of the diverse Hindu community.

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Hindu temple in the UK attacked twice in a month.
Locals Hindus have been anguished after a temple has been repeatedly attacked in the UK. Reports suggest...
White-washing history: British school book claims Hindus justify terrorism
A textbook in the UK has attacked Hinduism and India. The book claims that Hindus turn to terrorism to...
The Guardian has been accused of publishing a racist cartoon that depicts conservative party MP and Home Secretary Priti Patel along with Boris Johnson as bulls, with horns and rings through their noses
Ironically the racist cartoon was published on International Women's Day. Patel is the first ethnic minority...