News ID: 98109
Publish Date : 24 December 2021 - 23:31

Calls for Muslim Genocide at Hindu Religious Assembly Spark Outrage in India

NEW DELHI (Anadolu) - A call for Muslim genocide in a Hindu religious assembly held in northern India has triggered outrage in the country with a former military chief, rights activists, and politicians demanding action.
The president of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, India’s largest socio-religious Muslim organization accused the government of turning a blind eye to the open call against the Muslim community, as well hate speeches made regularly by fringe elements in an organized manner.
In a letter to the country’s home minister, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), National Committee for Minorities, and chief minister of Uttarakhand, where the assembly was held in the city of Haridwar, Maulana Mahmood Madni demanded strict action against the offenders.
“They have posed threat to the peace and communal harmony of the country. I demand strong actions must be taken against organizers and speakers,” said Maulana Madni.
After videos of the religious assembly went viral on social media, leading advocate Prashant Bhushan demanded action against the organizers and participants.
“Shocking! All these people making these speeches at this convention need to be arrested for serious offenses under IPC (Indian Penal Code) & UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act). Supreme Court must take suo moto notice of this,” Bhushan said on Twitter.
Former Chief of Army Staff Gen. Ved Malik also agreed that action should be taken.
“Agreed. Such speeches disturb public harmony and affect national security. Action required by Civil Admin (administration),” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, the leader of the Trinamool Congress party, Saket Gokhale, on Thursday filed a complaint against the organizers and speakers of the religious gathering, which had been held from Dec. 17 to 20.
The police have registered a case against the offenders for promoting disharmony, enmity, or feelings of hatred between different groups.