(New York, NY. 02/27/2020) – This past week, the world has been shaken with horrific levels of mob violence by right-wing Hindu supremacists, leaving dozens of Indian Muslims brutally murdered on the streets of India. Indian Muslims in the country and around the world have been peacefully protesting against the new citizenship law in India that explicitly discriminates against Muslims in India from attaining equal citizenship rights.
Furthermore, the escalation of violence coincides with Trump’s visit to India, in which he praised Prime Minister Modi for his positive human rights track record, despite Modi’s legacy of discriminatory policies and violent rhetoric against Indian Muslims. Until now, PM Modi has remained silent on the outbreak of mob violence across the country. Such alliances only serve to embolden the level of confidence and impunity from Hindutva supremacists in carrying out heinous crimes against Muslims.
Majlis Ash-Shura: Islamic Leadership Council is deeply devastated by the terror and oppression targeting Muslims in India. We are committed to working with human rights organizations to raise awareness of the atrocities of the extremist Modi government. We ask our members to keep all oppressed communities of the world in your prayers, to stay updated, and to keep an eye out for organized rallies and protests happening in the area.