BJP MLA T. Raja Singh, a notorious hate speaker representing the Goshamahal constituency of Hyderabad, has delivered another hate speech in Kota, Rajasthan. A politician with many criminal cases against him has now targeted the state of Rajasthan to spread his communal hatred and an exclusionist ideology against the Muslim community. Singh, who has not shied away from attacking the Muslim community openly in the past too, and has even threatened to behead those who oppose the Ram Mandir and “bulldoze” those who did not vote for Yogi Adityanath in the Uttar Pradesh state election in February 2022, has now targeted the community under the right wing promoted farce of Love-Jihad. Since Singh has previously been involvement in communal clashes and hate speeches across most states, his deliverance this provocative and instigating speech in the state of Rajasthan, which has its elections later this year, comes as no surprise.
In this said speech, a full transcript of which has been provided below, the speaker made misinformed, provocative and offensive claims against the minority community, its history and their culture. Singh invoked the history of Rajasthan and Maharana Pratap, and moulded it to deem Muslims as the enemies of the state. As the state of Rajasthan is seeing communal clashes regularly, these words that have been uttered by Singh have added more fuel to the fire. Singh also used the whole agenda of “protecting our Hindu daughter and sisters” to justify committing violence against the Muslim community.
The full transcript of the speech is as follows:
“If you want to kill a “Love-Jihadi”, then get associated with Bajrang Dal.”
“I want to tell Prime Minister Modi and other ministers that now, no one can stop us from establishing a Hindu nation. India will be an undivided Hindu nation. Through social media, we have to ensure that this message reaches PM Modi. We have to make sure this reaches those Ministers of India that are secular so that they know that secularism will not work in India it will not work in Rajasthan. Now, only the rule of Hindus and Hinduvta will be there. All hail Mother India.”
“In that time, there was only one Akbar, and now, in every nook and corner, I can see multiple illegal children of Akbar roaming around. We have no problems with you, no enmity with you. But, if you people even dare to raise your eyes to look at our sisters and daughters, then we will speak the same language as you, and do things in the way that are understandable to you.”
“That day is not far when Bageshwar Dham and Dhirendra Rashtra ji will make India a Hindu nation. Our India will be an undivided Hindu nation soon enough.”
“This year, during Ram Navami, we have set a record. More than 10 lakh supporter had gathered from the Ram Navami Shobha Yatra, and a new record was set. From whichever region the Shobha Yatra had crossed, no “topi-wallah” could be seen there. This show of strength was visible in Hyderabad, can this came strength not be witnessed in Rajasthan, which is a land of fighters?”
“Modi ji, the traffic in our state is increasing, as well as the traffic in our country. The number of car puncture fixers is increasing while the number of cars are staying the same. While ‘Hum doh humare doh’ is a good policy, but we need to ensure that it is applied everywhere so that their increasing population gets controlled?”
“On this land that belongs to fighters and veers, I want to request you all fighters that if you see anyone who says anything against our religion or our country, they should be given a befitting reply.”
“Recently, a movie named ‘The Kerala Story’ has been released. How many of you watched that movie? So many of you have still not watched that movie. I urge you all to watch that movie, but do not watch it alone, watch it with your family. What happened in that movie? Is love-jihad not happening in our Rajasthan? In that movie it was told how 32,000 women were trapped in fake love and then converted. Now think, 32,000 women must have filed their complaints and that is why there is data on it, so many must have not even filed a complaint and have not been counted at all.”
“The trap of PFI has been increasing throughout India. Hindu woman are not only in threat due to Abdul, but also from black clothes donning Ayesha. We should teach our daughters to maintain distance from these people in colleges, hostels, and workplaces.”
“Be it Abdul or be it Aftab, all of these people have read only one book through which they are taught various types of Jihad.”
“A few days ago, I heard that the place where the war of Haldi-Ghati had been fought, an attempt has been made to destroy the statue of Maharana Pratap. Am I right? Who were these people who even dared to tough the statue of Maharana Pratap? I want to urge the government that whoever dared to touch our Maharana Pratap, they are given the highest punishment and are prosecuted at once. Or else, if the sons of Maharana Pratap gets to know who that traitor was, that traitor will suffer the same consequence as Bahlol Khan did at the hands of Maharana Pratap. ”
“Just like Maharana Pratap had fought these people, had fought Akbar, we will fight them now.”
The video can be viewed here:
Location: Kota, Rajasthan
T Raja Singh delivered an extremely hateful speech and openly called for violence against Muslims in police presence. pic.twitter.com/yhdQ6PVI4j
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Notably, Singh has had over 100 criminal cases filed against him, and had spent 76 days in jail under preventive detention for stoking communal tensions in Hyderabad last year. In this year alone, atleast 7 FIRs have been filed against him for delivering anti-Muslim speeches and affecting the harmony of our country. Out of these 7 FIRs, 4 have been filed in the state of Maharashtra.