Haridwar hate speech: “Ladka hamari taraf hoga”, says Yati Narasimhanand, police officer laughs and nods
Police officer Rakesh Kathait was seen laughing when one of the Hindu leaders said, “Of course the police is biased, and they are on our side”
In a video that has been doing the rounds on social media, a police officer from Haridwar is seen laughing with Hindu leaders who were a part of the Haridwar event in which calls were raised for Muslim genocide.
Five people who had participated in the event went on Tuesday to file an FIR against Muslim clerics for allegedly “conspiring against Hindus”, although the police said that no FIR was filed.
But in the video that is doing rounds a police officer Rakesh Kathait can be seen laughing when one of the Hindu leaders says, “Of course the police is biased, and they are on our side.”
NDTV reported that the five people who visited the police station to file FIR against Muslim clerics on Tuesday included Hindu Raksha Sena's Prabodhanand Giri, Yati Narasimhanand, Pooja Shakun Pandey, Anand Swaroop, and Waseem Rizwi alias Jitendra Narayan. NDTV added that in the FIR filed by the Uttarakhand police, three of these people have been booked for hate speech. RTI activist and TMC leader Saket Gokhale had also filed a complaint against them.
The video shows Pooja Shakun Pandey saying (apparently to the police officer), “You should send a message that you are not biased. You are a public officer and you should treat everyone equally. That is what we expect from you. May you always win”. But Narasimhanand is quick to retort, “Ladka humare taraf hoga” (but he will be on our side).
However, ever since the videos from the event emerged on social media, these Hindu leaders have shown no remorse/guilt. On December 23, Giri told NDTV that he is not ashamed of the hate speeches. He added, “I am not afraid of police. I stand by my statement.”