Thursday, October 6, 2022

Iran strongly condemns anti-Muslims violence in India

Iran strongly condemns anti-Muslims violence in India
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Iran strongly condemned anti-Muslims violence at New Delhi capital city of India, terming as “senseless thuggery”. Iranian Foreign Minister (FM) Javad Zarif took his social media blogging website twitter and said that Iran condemns the wave of organized violence against Indian Muslims. “For centuries, Iran has been a friend of India. We urge Indian authorities to ensure the wellbeing of ALL Indians & not let senseless thuggery prevail. Path forward lies in peaceful dialogue and rule of law,” Javad Zarif tweeted. The Iranian foreign minister called on the Indian government to ensure the rule of law and resolve disputes through a peaceful dialogue. Earlier, Indian lawmakers pushed and shoved each other in parliament after opposition parties demanded the resignation of interior minister Amit Shah over the handling of deadly riots triggered by a citizenship law that excludes Muslims. Police said on Monday that at least 46 people had died in two days of riots in New Delhi last week, the worst communal riots in the capital in decades. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party says the law, which grants refuge to non-Muslim minorities from across south Asia, is required to protect those groups from persecution. Critics say it is discriminatory and contravenes the spirit of India’s secular constitution. Hundreds of thousands of people – led by students and Muslim groups – have been demonstrating for more than two months, amid fears that the government will also launch a population register that could leave many Muslims stateless. A week ago, a mob of several hundred people chanting Hindu nationalist slogans torched two mosques and dozens of Muslim houses, eyewitnesses said, while nearby houses carrying Hindu symbols were left untouched. In parliament on Monday, opposition legislators shouted slogans and waved posters demanding that Shah, who controls Delhi’s police and is an key ally of Modi’s, step down. But there was anger from those affected. “The police took us to another area but didn’t even ask how we were,” said Mohammed Uddin, 70, whose home was burnt by the mob. “I don’t even have clothes.”