Seer Booked After He Threatens to Kidnap, Rape Muslim Women in UP’s Sitapur as Crowd Clap, Cheer


A video surfaced on social media, in which a Hindu seer clad in saffron, is heard making calls for abducting and raping Muslim women in public amid a sea of people who cheered and clapped over the comments, shouting ‘Jai Sree Ram’ in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur. The police have booked the accused and begun an investigation based on the viral footage.

“If any Muslim man goes after Hindu women, I will kidnap and openly rape Muslim women out in public view,” the Mahant, who has been identified as Mahant Bajrang Das of a local temple, said. However, on Friday evening, Muni issued an apology, and said, “To all the mothers and sisters, I would like to apologise. If my video, which is viral, has hurt them, please forgive me for it. All sisters and mothers are worth worshiping for me. I respect all women.”

Sitapur is about 100 km from state capital Lucknow.

The video of his hate speech was shared by a journalist on Twitter and the Uttar Pradesh police’s official handle was tagged. In the 41 seconds clip, a man in a police uniform can also be seen in the background.

Further, he went on to allege that a plot to murder him has been hatched and e carried a bounty of Rs 28 lakh on his head.

The journalist said that the video was shot on April 2 but “no action had been taken by the police even after five days”.

The Sitapur police responded to his tweet and said that a probe has been initiated and a senior officer is investigating the matter.

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