"'A fanatical anti-Mulism movement'"

In the winter of 1946, in the run-up to the partition of India, massive anti-Muslim violence erupted in Eastern India, on the border of what is now Bangladesh. It is alleged that members of the Hindu organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, attacked Muslims in retaliation to an earlier threat in South eastern Bengal in which 300 people were killed, and many were forcibly converted to Islam.