Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Genocide calls against Muslims: Immediate action against Hindu right-wing members in India sought

Genocide calls against Muslims: Immediate action against Hindu right-wing members in India sought

NEW DELHI (KMS) – Five former chiefs of staff of the Indian armed forces and over a hundred other people, including bureaucrats, journalists and prominent citizens, have written to the President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister, Narendra Modi seeking immediate action against Hindu right-wing members for inciting violence.

The recent calls were made in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar and Delhi, where the group gave open genocide calls against Muslim citizens of India.

The letter also mentions targeting other minorities like Christians, Dalits, and Sikhs of the country.

Addressed to India’s President and Prime Minister, it said, “We, the undersigned, are writing to you about recent events in Haridwar, Delhi and elsewhere, openly calling for the genocide of Indian Muslims. In addition, other minorities – Christians, Dalits and Sikhs are also being targeted.”

The letter further reads, “India’s Armed Forces, the Army, Navy and Air Force, together with CAPFs and Police, are responsible for National Security – external and internal, respectively. All of the above have sworn to uphold India’s Constitution and our secular values.”

“We are seriously perturbed by the content of speeches made during a 3-day religious conclave called a Dharma Sansad, of Hindu Sadhus and other leaders, held at Haridwar between 17-19 December 2021. There were repeated calls for establishing a Hindu Rashtra and, if required, picking up weapons and killing of India’s Muslims in the name of protecting Hinduism”, it said.