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Bulli Bai case: Here's Niraj Bishnoi's take on Hinduism, terrorism & Sunny Leone
Niraj Bishnoi, a 21-year-old app developer, who was arrested from Assam’s Jorhat for allegedly creating the Bulli Bai app, has been seemingly delving into religion and philosophy from a very early age. A peek into his Quora account shows Bishnoi providing a philosophical ‘answer’ to an apparent question on religion first on June 9, 2017. Going by his answers on the question-and-answer website, he seemed to have been radicalised at a very young age.
“People think that reading Geeta would turn them into Hindu and whatever has written in Geeta is only for Hindus! That is completely wrong. I always try to find the positive things about religion and recently I've been doing some studies about the different holy books! Most of them are just a book of laws, they don’t teach a man the difference between right and wrong,” he had answered to a question. The question read: “I am a Muslim from Pakistan. I want to read The Bhagwad Geeta. But I find it difficult to go against my family traditions of giving only respect to Islam and disregarding other religions?” he says in the answer on June 9, 2017.
He was a teenager when he posted the answers.
“I’ve seen some religious parents (no resemblance) which are very ‘tough’, they don’t let their children get out of the house, they don’t let them read other religious books,” he said in the answer.
“Please tell your parents that following principles of Hinduism won’t make you a Hindu, besides there is not a single ritual mentioned in the Vedas that could convert a person of other religion to Hindu,” he goes on to add.
“Everyone has the right to choose which religion they want to follow, just the same way as every Quora user has the right to follow the person they want to! We’re born human before we’re born Muslim or Christian, religion is a choice not a duty,” Bishnoi writes in another answer in June 2017.
The theme of his Quora account seems to have revolved around the theme that Hinduism is the best religion. He claimed to have read the Bhagavad Gita and seemed to have even been influenced by Lord Krishna. In his answers, Lord Krishna appears multiple times.
In one of his answers, he says: “A religion who thinks that increasing their followers would grant them a higher level in the society cannot be classified as a religion, especially those for whom killing other religion’s followers would grant them a ticket to heaven. I’m not pointing at anyone. I’m not pointing at any religion. My words are enough for that.”
His answer to a question: “What is your view on 'terrorism has no religion',” was, “Rubbish!”
“As far as what I know and what I've seen and concluded is that there is a direct relationship with religion and Terrorism,” he says. He goes on to quote an ‘international leader’ whom he refused to name: “Every Muslim may not be Terrorist, true. But how’s it that every Terrorist is a follower of Islam.”
“Everyone knows how much Theresa hates Islam, how much America hates the word Islam and research shows that most Americans will not help a woman in need if he knows that she’s a Muslim,” Bishnoi adds.
In another answer, he goes on to claim that Hinduism is the best religion as it sought ways to control population when others tried to increase it. “Hinduism certainly was the most developed religion because 1000 years before when people of other religion were promoted to have 7 babies, 15 babies to grow their own football team, Hinduism tried to find new ways to stop over-population,” he says.
“What they thought was-You produce 4 babies, you 4 babies produce 4 babies and their babies produce another 4 babies and no one has yet died! So the entire population would be of 16 and suppose there are 160 families in the village which continue the tradition, we have 160*16=2560 babies in a small village of 16 km 2. They didn't have copper-T at that time and so they banned the meeting of male and female before marriage. But some people took things in the wrong way and started rituals such as Sati, dowry which has nothing to do with all these,” he adds to his answer.
He also accuses missionaries of taking advantage of people’s helplessness.
“I’ve seen some missionaries which help people in their need but they take advantage of their helplessness! They make them eat beef so that that can’t ever be converted to Hinduism,” he says.
The domain of his 'knowledge' seemed to cover the porn industry, specifically actor Sunny Leone, who retired from the industry in 2013 to come to the fold of mainstream acting. He 'blamed' her 'upbringing' for her entry into the porn industry.
Most of his other answers revolve around tech-related questions. His profile features 57 answers and 2 questions, one of which reads: "What Quran say in verse 2 191? Why are women not allowed in mosques?" That question, however, doesn't have any answer yet.
He makes several claims in his answers. He, however, fails to provide any sources. His last input on the website was on February 2, 2018.
Cut to 2021, Niraj Bishnoi has been apprehended in the Bulli Bai app case for a clear hate crime against women. Despite his claims of having read the Bhagavad Gita and following the teachings of Lord Krishna, he allegedly developed the Bulli Bai app in which photographs of Muslim women were taken from social media and uploaded to ‘auction’ them online.