MUMBAI – A village in the Indian state of Utter Pradesh where Hindu extremist party BJP gained power, is on edge on account of posters calling for Muslim residents to “leave immediately”, a media report said.
According to Times of India, the signs, composed in the Hindi language, have been put up at over two dozen locations in Jianagla, 70km from Bareilly, and warn Muslims of “dire consequences” if they don’t leave by the year-end.
Around 200 of the village’s 2,500 residents are Muslims.
Referring to the US travel ban on nationals of six countries, the posters say, “What Trump is doing in America, we will do in this village because BJP is now in power.”
The posters, likely put up on Sunday night, are signed “Hindus of the village”.
A BJP MP is identified as “guardian”. Five youths have been detained for questioning.