ISLAMABAD: International experts on genocide violence have sounded the alarm over the impending threat of “genocide” threatening the 200 million Muslims in India under the Modi-led government.
The concern was expressed earlier this week during a panel discussion organized by the Indian-American Muslim Council in Washington entitled “Ten Stages of Genocide and the Muslims of India”.
Participants urged world leaders not only to “indict and approve” the Indian government, but also to expose it internationally to prevent crimes against humanity.
Dr. Gregory Stanton, the founding president of Genocide Watch, said: “Of course, India is preparing for genocide.”
He said that persecution of Muslims in Assam and Indian-occupied Kashmir was a prelude to their massacre. “The next step is murder. That’s what we call genocide.”
Stanton said the demolition of the Babri Masjid and the construction of a temple on top of it are a link in the same chain.
Talking about the recent riots and the arrest of hundreds of Muslims by the Delhi Police on charges of violence against the police is a “refusal” step, the last before the genocide.
Teesta Setalvad, a human rights activist from India, said violence against Muslims exacerbates their social and economic conditions. “The lack of social and economic opportunities, the constant fear and insecurity among Indian Muslims created by this heinous separate tactic of hate speech is one of the things that could potentially lead to genocide,” said Seattle. May be able to meet. “
Meanwhile, Dr. Qasim Rasool Ilyas, a veteran Muslim political activist, asked: “Can a country that claims to be the largest democracy force its 14% population to be oppressed and subjugated and invites anger?” Can deny them human and constitutional rights without the international community? “
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in response to Stanton’s statement on Friday that it was “confirmation of Pakistan’s position and vision”, according to Radio Pakistan. Qureshi said Pakistan had already expressed its concerns over the treatment of Muslims by India in various international forums. According to the National Broadcasting Corporation, the Foreign Minister said that the situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir was deteriorating further. He said Pakistan had also provided “irrefutable evidence of Indian involvement” in terrorist activities in Pakistan.