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Deepak Singh, aka Deepak Singh Hindu, is a Hindutva leader and founder of the extremist ‘Hindu Force.’
On January 28, 2021, he was present to instigate violence at the peaceful and persistent farmers’ protest at the Singhu border.
“Our issue is that we watch like cowards when these traitors create ruckus. I will reach there in 30 minutes. Today nationalists have to unite too. Delhi is sitting on a mountain of explosives; they can vitiate the atmosphere anytime like they did during the February riots last year. Today if we do not suppress this spark of treason then it will burn our city,” Singh said in a video shot in a car.
Singh is also considered close to Hindutva leader Ragini Tiwari, whose hateful speeches played an important role in instigating anti-Muslim pogrom in Delhi. He mobilized people from different parts of Delhi to Maujpur to unleash violence against Muslims.
“I am fighting this war alone but today I need your participation in this religious war. The whole of Delhi is being turned into Shaheen Bagh…Please come to Maujpur Chowk at 2:30 Pm because if Deepak Singh Hindu goes there alone, it will be a moment for you to die of shame. My appeal to you is that you reach Maujpur Chowk in large numbers…I will reach there with my supporters. However, if I get your support, my strength will multiply a thousand times,” he said in a Facebook video.
Even on January 23, 2020, a month before there was any roadblock at the Jafrabad metro station – a roadblock which Delhi Police credits with triggering the riots – Singh had warned of the violence he was planning to unleash on peaceful protesters:
“I am someone who has gone alone to Shaheen Bagh, JNU and Jamia and roared amidst crowds of thousands…You are not patriots, you swine. You are only traitors, traitors, traitors, and traitors will be beaten with shoes, I am telling you this in writing and this is what will happen.”
He was seen at a protest against “land jihad” – a right-wing claim that Muslims are occupying land illegally, which has no legal or evidentiary backing.
He was also one of the most easily recognizable panelists at Hindu militant priest Yati Narsinghanand’s April 1, 2021, Press Club meeting, in which the latter abused Islam and its prophet.
In August 2021, Singh spoke at a rally organized by BJP leader Ashwin Upadhyay of about 2,000 people in New Delhi as part of an effort he called the “Bharat Jodo (Unite India) movement.” It ostensibly aimed to urge the authorities to end “colonial-era laws” by establishing a uniform civil code.
Singh made communal and inflammatory speeches. He and many participants raised slogans calling for violence against Muslims.
“Jab mulle kaate jayenge, Ram-Ram chillayenge [Muslims will chant Ram-Ram when they will be slaughtered],” one leader said.
“We will bid farewell (kill) to Muslims,” another leader said.
The Delhi Police arrested Singh, and a local court later denied his bail.