The Sakal Hindu Samaj, an organization representing Hindu right-wing groups, plans to hold a rally in Mumbai against what they call “land jihad.” The rally will be held in the Aarey Colony area and will protest the construction of a burial ground next to a Ram temple.
The organization claims that there have been instances of land-grabbing by Muslims in Hindu-dominant areas, and the rally is to stop such encroachments. Earlier, the Sakal Hindu Samaj held a rally against what they call “love jihad,” which attracted an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 participants. The Supreme Court has asked the Maharashtra government to allow the rally to take place on February 5, but with conditions that no hate speech or disturbance of public order occur. The Maulana Azad Manch, led by former Rajya Sabha MP Hussain Dalwai, has called on the government and police to prevent rallies that lead to communal tensions.
‘Rallies against any community leads to communal divide. Police should disallow them as it could lead to law and order problems,’ he said.