India’s Supreme Court is investigating statements on Muslim genocide

Videos circulating calling for genocide of Muslims in India.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, NEW DELHI – India’s Supreme Court will investigate alleged provocative statements by Hindu religious leaders in December 2021. According to a police complaint, at a closed-door meeting in Haridwar, religious leaders dressed in saffron called on Hindus to arm themselves in a “genocide” against Muslims.

The Supreme Court has issued a memorandum to the Uttarakhand state government explaining why those accused of inciting genocide have not been arrested. logged in Sky newsOn Thursday (01/13/2022) the court will begin its investigations in the coming week. Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Police said they were questioning the suspects but no arrests had been made so far.

The video clip of the meeting was widely shared on social media and various news channels. Former military chiefs, civil society leaders and activists, including tennis legend Martina Navratilova, have criticized the gathering.

The state of Uttarakhand is governed by the party far-right Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Since BJP Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who won the 2014 election and landslided through re-election in 2019, there has been a surge in attacks on Muslims and other minorities.

Attacks on minorities and the lack of prompt and harsh punishment have emboldened Hindu extremists even more. Many see it as tacit government support.

Communal speeches and actions devastated the country, and many felt the PM’s silence. In Gurugram, a satellite town bordering the far-right state capital, Hindus have repeatedly banned Muslims from praying in public spaces.

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