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Mahant Bajrang Muni Udasin

Affiliation: Badi Sangat Ashram
Categories: Most Dangerous
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh

Anupam Mishra aka Bajrang Muni Udasin is a Hindu militant monk and chief priest of the Badi Sangat Udasin ashram in the Khairabad area of Sitapur district.

He is the son of a former sub-inspector in the Madhya Pradesh Police and claims to have graduated with a business degree and worked for an airline before quitting his position to work for Hindutva.

Udasin, through his speeches, calls on Hindus to attack Muslims and use sexual violence against their women. He considers Haridwar Dharma Sansad genocidal speech accused Yati Narsinghanand as his idol.

On December 19, 2016, Udasin issued the last warning to Muslims and Christians to learn a lesson and said, “One Dara Singh shook America and one Pragya Singh (Thakur) shook the Muslims of entire India. There are many monks like them who can annihilate you.” He further warned them that they will be annihilated not only from India, but from the entire world.

Dara Singh is a Bajrang Dal member and serving a life sentence for leading a mob on January 23, 1999 in Orissa and burning down Australian Christian missionary Graham Staines and his two children to death.

On January 23, 2017, the 18th anniversary of Staines’ murder, Udasin celebrated what he called “Vijay Diwas (Victory Day)” with a garlanded photo of Dara Singh and a weapon in his hand. Explaining his reason for observing “Vijay Diwas” on that day, Udasin said, “People celebrated Vijay Diwas when Prabhu Shri Ram returned to Ayodhya after killing Ravan. Similarly, it was today that Dara Singh handed over that sinner and demon Graham Staines to Agni Devta.” He also appealed to Hindu monks to declare Dara Singh a Shankaracharya.

Along with threatening violence against common Muslims, Udasin has also threatened violence against influential Muslim leaders. In a video uploaded on June 29, 2017, Muni can be heard provoking violence against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan. He announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh if “any soldier from the Indian Army chops off Azam Khan’s tongue”. In several videos, he is seen armed with an axe.

In another event in Pratapgarh on June 23, 2019, addressing the media, Udasin said that the Ram Mandir won’t be constructed unless “Hindus become violent”. “Ram Mandir won’t be constructed unless Hindus pick up weapons and make a stair of the corpses to reach Ayodhya,” Muni repeated his call for murder.

In another video from 2021, Udasin claimed to have caught Momin s/o Munna Khan and Anwar s/o Mehdi Khan littering around what he called a sacred place for Hindus. On video, he addressed Muslims with the choicest of slurs and threatened to shoot them and dump their bodies in the river. He warned the local administration to take action against Muslims allegedly littering the sacred place or, he said, “I will immediately kill five Muslims and only the administration will be responsible.”

On April 2, 2022, Udasin made a hate speech outside  Sheeshewali mosque in Sitapur district in the police presence where he threatened to rape Muslim women. The video of the speech went viral on social media.

“I am telling this to you [Muslims] with love that if a single Hindu girl is teased by you in Khairabad, I will openly bring your daughters and daughter-in-laws out of your home and rape them,” Muni can be heard telling a crowd.

In another video, Udasin can be heard issuing similar threats of sexual violence against Muslim women while addressing a large crowd of his supporters. Threatening to kill Muslims, he said, “Even if I die, I will leave so much heat in the Hindus of this place that they will turn Khairabad into Sri Ramnagar. And I say this openly, if you kill one Hindu, I will kill 10 Muslims.” He further threatened to abduct Muslim women and said, “If you commit atrocities on one Hindu girl by trapping her into love jihad, I will trap 10 Muslim girls into love sanatan and persecute them. You will dupe them but I want to say this openly that I will abduct them in broad daylight.”