The demolition is inspired by the same ideas that animate attacks on religious minorities, say scholars.
First, he instructs a worker to uproot the idol with a crowbar, then he takes a hammer to it five times. “He is no god, he died in 1918,” the middle-aged man declares, looking into the camera. “He was Muslim.”
“Mullah hai,” says another voice in the background, using a pejorative term for Muslims.