“The Indian government is preparing for a Muslim genocide similar to the Holocaust”

A citizen holds a placard during a peace vigil organized by citizens against what they say is an increase in hate crimes and violence against Muslims in the country, in New Delhi, India, April 16 2022. – Reuters/File
  • The Indian government is preparing for a Holocaust-like Muslim genocide, the organization says.
  • India is preparing for genocide through discriminatory policies, state-sponsored acts of violence, says the group World Without Genocide.
  • Dr. Gregory Stanton of Genocide Watch warns that a genocide of Muslims in India is about to take place.

ISLAMABAD: Similar to the Holocaust, the Indian government is preparing for the genocide of Muslims through discriminatory policies and state-sponsored acts of violence, the Washington-based group World Without Genocide has revealed, The news reported.

The group’s founder and executive director, Dr Ellen Kennedy, recalled: “I speak to you as a Jew… We need to pay attention to what is happening to Muslims in India today, because it is beginning to echo what happened to the Jews of Europe 80 years ago.”

He was speaking at a congressional briefing on Tuesday on the decision of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to recommend India as a Country of Special Concern (CPC) in its 2022 annual report for violations. blatant violations of religious freedom for the third consecutive year.

Dr Kennedy said the growing Hindu extremist movement in India had ‘created anti-Muslim hatred and official support and impunity for anti-Muslim violence’ while drawing parallels between the Indian government’s policies of statelessness forced for Muslims and the Nuremberg Laws of Nazi Germany.

“Over the past few months, violence against Muslims in India has escalated to the point that the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ranks India second in the world in this year’s early warning statistical risk rating. “

Dr. Gregory Stanton of Genocide Watch warns that a genocide of Muslims in India is about to take place. Professor Rohit Chopra, scholar and author, has drawn attention to the infiltration of Hindu supremacist ideology at all levels of government, legacy media and social media. “What has happened is that the BJP has merged with the Indian state… It is extremely, extremely alarming because not only does it condone violence or not turn a blind eye, but it actually calls the Hindus to commit acts of violence against Muslims… as proof of being a good Indian and being a good Hindu.

“Lower level leaders openly repudiated Muslim blood and nothing happened to them,” he said. “Hindu nationalists are defying their Constitution…devoting themselves to the creation of a Hindu nationalist state where Hindus have more rights than anyone else. And they will do anything, including banning non-Hindu visitors to India…to carry out their discriminatory and violent practices,” said Reverend Peter Cook, executive director of the New State Council of Churches. York.

Policy director at Hindus for Human Rights, Ria Chakrabarty, said: “USCIRF has made this recommendation three years in a row, and things are getting worse, not better, for religious minorities in India…Congress must hold human rights hearings in India. Through its purse power, Congress can condition foreign and security aid to India on issues of religious liberty.”

“Nearly every pillar of democracy in India seems to have crumbled under the weight of Hindu nationalism…US foreign policy will suffer immeasurably if it continues to ostrich and ignore human rights abuses. man and religious freedom. in India,” said Ajit Sahi, advocacy director at the Indian American Muslim Council.

The briefing was co-organized by Genocide Watch, World Without Genocide, Indian American Muslim Council, Hindus for Human Rights, International Christian Concern, Jubilee Campaign, 21Wilberforce, Dalit Solidarity Forum, New York State Council of Churches, Federation of Indian American Christian Organizations. of North America, India Civil Watch International, Center for Pluralism and American Muslim.

Meanwhile, a group of Hindu extremists from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have announced they are holding an all-night Hindu ritual, known as Jagran, in a Muslim neighborhood in the city of Meerut on the eve of the ‘Eid-ul-Fitr. The group, led by an extremist Hindu priest, was videotaped threatening to detain the Jagran despite police explicitly telling them they did not have permission to do so.

The Hindu priest in Meerut told police he would drive the Jagran whether permission was granted or not. The threat to disrupt Muslim festivals follows a wave of extreme anti-Muslim violence across India at several Hindu festivals, which saw mobs of armed Hindu extremists attacking Muslim properties and mosques, chanting slogans genocidal and triggering violence.

In a remarkable development, more than 100 former officials in an open letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi which was also signed by prominent figures including former Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, former National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon, ex-foreign secretary Sujatha Singh and former interior minister GK Pillai criticized him for his silence in the face of extreme anti-Muslim hatred in India.

“We are witnessing a hate-filled frenzy of destruction in the country where at the sacrificial altar are not just Muslims and members of other minority communities, but the Constitution itself,” the letter reads.

“As former public servants, we normally do not wish to express ourselves in such extreme terms, but the relentless pace at which the Constitution is being destroyed compels us to speak up and express our anger and anguish,” the letter adds. “Your silence, in the face of this enormous societal threat, is deafening.”

In another development, the Indian Army has removed Iftar Photo after the Hindu extremist leader called secularism a ‘disease’. According to reports, the Indian army’s public relations officer gave in to attacks by Hindu extremists on Muslim representation by deleting photos he had posted on his Twitter, which showed an Iftar gathering as well as Indian officers offering prayers alongside Muslim residents.

In response to the tweet, Suresh Chavhanke, a vitriolic Hindu supremacist and editor of Sudarshan News, criticized secularism as a disease. “Has this disease now spread to the Indian army as well? Sad,” he tweeted.

Following Chavhanke’s harassment, the Army PRO deleted the photos, demonstrating how even official government entities have caved to the hateful ideology of Hindu supremacists. Yet in another development, Arfa Khanum Sherwani, India’s media editor Thread, called on Indian secular forces and the progressive Hindu community to take a strong stance against anti-Muslim hatred. “It is the duty of the Hindu community now to condemn those who commit atrocities against minorities in the name of Hinduism,” Sherwani said.

“Muslims alone cannot fight communal forces… Hindus must distance themselves from the narrative of hatred peddled by communal forces in the name of Hinduism.”

Apoorvanand, a political analyst and professor of Hindi at the University of Delhi, also denounced the silence of supposedly progressive Indian Hindus. Calling the recent bulldozing of Muslim homes by the BJP a “murder of the constitution and the law”, Atul Kumar Anjaan, a senior leader of the Indian Congress Party, called on secular forces to work “against the evil of majority communalism or minority”.

In the meantime, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) issued a statement criticizing the decision of the BJP-led state of Uttarakhand to implement the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), which mandates the formulation of a law obliging all religious communities to adhere to common rules. law in private matters such as marriage, divorce and inheritance.

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