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Bharatananda Sarswati Maharaj

Bharatananda Sarswati Maharaj

Affiliation: Sakal Hindu Samaj
Vocation/ Title: Hindu Monk
Categories: Hate Mongers
Location: India, Maharashtra

Bharatabanda Saraswati Maharaj is a Hindu monk known for his anti-Muslim hate and bigotry.

He regularly attends programs and rallies where calls for an economic boycott of Muslims, violence, and genocide are given.

He is an enthusiastic supporter of Hindu Rashtra and has no qualms in peddling misinformation and propaganda to normalize hate against Muslims.

To instill fear among Hindus and thereby institute in their minds a distaste and suspicion regarding Muslims, Bharatanand Saraswati Maharaj urged Hindu women to carry a weapon to ‘safeguard themselves from Muslim men.’

He instigated the audience at a rally in Mumbra, Maharashtra, to resort to violence against Muslims. He said, “Till now, our Modi ji is there in the center as Prime Minister. But once Yogi Ji comes, you won’t even be able to find Mughal on Google. I want to warn my Hindu sisters that they should keep a weapon in their purses for their protection. For cow protection, women protection, country protection, and protection of our religion, keeping a weapon for these purposes is not a crime. Keep weapons on yourself.”

While promoting the Hindu nationalist campaign to erase Muslim insignias and symbols from India, he advocated that Muslim graveyards be destroyed.

“These (Muslim) graveyards in Mumbra should be destroyed. If the Forest Department does not take any action, then kar sevaks( Hindu militia) will do the needful,” he added.

He also incessantly promotes anti-Muslim conspiracy theories like ‘love jihad’ and cow vigilantism.

The sadist monk says, “Anyone who commits cow slaughter should be given a death sentence.”

According to him, Muslims were responsible for the spread of the COVID-19 virus in India. He also complained that the community (Muslim) was not adequately punished for the same.

Like other Hindu extremists, he also espouses the demand for a pan-India population control law to stop “Muslim growth.”

He said, “There is no law for them, and even if there is, they do not follow it. It is also essential that population control laws are brought in and implemented. Their population is increasing, and their dreams of taking over the country need to be corrected.”