What happened in Paris is a classic example of where the sanghi Hindutva mobs are gradually heading in India.

They’ll push the envelope everyday & we’ll have a dangerous situation on our hands if sanghi terr0rism isn’t controlled & nipped in the bud.
We’ve already seen what they tried to do at Jamia & Shaheen Bagh. They literally sent shooters.

We already have a Pragya Thakur in Parliament where they’ve legitimized terr0rists now.

The law needs to strictly control this menace while it can.
There have been way more people killed by lynchings in India (literally over food) than by such lone wolf attacks in France.

Isn’t even comparable when you look at the scale of sanghi violence that’s been inflicted on minorities in the last 6 years.

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His statements were a clear violation of @MIB_India guidelines.

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