Swami Yati Narsinghanand recently said that the Hindu community must boycott the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign’ just because a large chunk of national flags ordered by the government is procured from a Muslim businessman.
The seer is already accused in two hate speech cases and asked Hindus to boycott the “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign and not purchase flags as he claimed that the biggest order of procuring flags for this campaign has been given to a Muslim.
Hindutva supremacist Yati Narsinghanand Giri
“The biggest order [of procuring flags] for this campaign has been given to a company in West Bengal owned by one Salauddin,” he claimed in a video that went viral on the microblogging site, Twitter.
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The swami said, “This is one big conspiracy against Hindus. If you [Hindus] want to stay alive, then stop giving your money to Muslims in the name of this campaign.”
The ‘Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign’ was launched by PM Modi last year to encourage citizens to show their patriotism by displaying the tricolour at their homes from August 13 to August 15. Narsinghanand also went on to say that Hindu politicians call for economic boycott of Muslims, but give large contracts to Muslim-owned businesses.
“Teach a lesson to these politicians,” he said. “They cannot use your [Hindus] money to make Muslims rich and subsequently make arrangements for them to kill your children. Don’t fall into the trap of these people.” Narsinghanand also said that the national flag must be boycotted, and instead urged people to hoist a saffron-colored flag in their house.
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The seer was arrested on January 15 this year, after he called for the genocide of Muslims at a religious conclave at Haridwar. Eventually, he got bail in the case, on the condition that he would not participate in any gathering “which aims towards creating differences between communities”.
However, after four months, he delivered another instigating speech at a religious conclave in Himachal Pradesh’s Una district. He asked Hindus to have more children to make sure India does not become an Islamic country.
Meanwhile, Salauddin Mondal’s Kolkata-based company is one of the nine flag suppliers enlisted by the West Bengal government under the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ programme.
Mondal said he expected to send three or four crore tricolours to the state governments of Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, and Assam. Several educational institutes and organisations in Bengal under the Union government have also placed orders with him.
“There is no doubt that my business will get an impetus, but that is nothing compared to the pride that comes with being associated with the 75th anniversary of the country’s Independence in such a crucial way,” Mondal said to the Times of India.
References: The Wire, Scroll
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